Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

Visualizing data can provide instant and effective storytelling. With library data, you can instantly explore usage stats, collection facts, and user demographics. It can also be designed for all levels in your organization, from the individual cataloger or acquisitions specialist up to the library director or higher administration. Come explore different visualizations on real library data to see how you may begin to incorporate visualizations to show impact.

Learning Outcomes: 

In this session attendees will: 
  • View several kinds of visualizations to assess different areas of cataloging and acquisitions data
  • Learn different chart options and how to apply them effectively
  • See best practices and ethical uses for assessing data
  • Learn about different visualizations tools and options


Stephanie Church has been with Case Western Reserve University for over 13 years as an Acquisitions Librarian. Her primary responsibilities include monograph purchases, managing and implementing user-driven initiatives, and collection assessment.

Nathan Putnam is the Director of Data Quality and Governance at OCLC leading a team of specialists focused on data quality, policies, and standards for WorldCat data assets. He has 20 years of cataloging and metadata experience working in multiple U.S. academic libraries as a cataloger and manager and enjoys discussing cataloging trends and issues with the wider metadata community.

Core Code of Conduct

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Tech Requirements:

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event.


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