Category Archives: General
Last week we logged the 1,036,791th search on our Primo system. I think I’m most impressed by the nearly vertical line between the start of this semester (August 24) and early October.
I’m building an SQL database to help with assessment of library services. Today’s autodidactic activity involved counting the number of students by status (undergrad, grad or law) based on the declared home address in the registrar’s database. Finally nailed … Continue reading
Seems librarians are more interested in assessment today than was the case just a few years ago. There are many reasons for the quickening of interest but I suspect most cluster around one or the other of these themes: - a … Continue reading
We placed an search widget on our library’s home page once Primo went “live”–pretty standard fare for libraries that implement a discovery product. Our search widget looks like this: You’ll notice we’ve put a lot of explanatory text (which, … Continue reading
Spent the past few days watching everyone move out of the area (due to impending construction of a new wrap-around expansion of Fenwick Library, various offices are emptying ahead of construction). I’m still inside the office to the right (with … Continue reading
A short note to follow up on the Primo usage graph from a few weeks ago. This graph shows the number of searches per day from Saturday, January 12th through Thursday, January 31st. We’re now regularly seeing well over 2,000 … Continue reading