Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) | Annual Meeting Rochester
May 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM(America/Chicago)
20240516T1000 20240516T1045 America/Chicago Assessing Geographic Diversity in Your Collection: From Alma to Data Visualizations George Mason University Libraries has long wanted to assess the diversity of our collections but faced a common problem of diversity assessments: the limited availability of DEIA data describing our materials. We chose to approach the process through two test projects focusing on geographic information, with a goal of using existing MARC data to streamline the data collection process. The projects ultimately used a combination of Alma, Alma Analytics, Alma Data Visualizations, and a few widely available third-party tools to complete the assessments. This presentation will discuss the successes and limitations of this approach, as well as key lessons learned. In addition, we’ll explore how to harness some of Alma’s existing data visualization tools to make your data shine. Rochester Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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George Mason University Libraries has long wanted to assess the diversity of our collections but faced a common problem of diversity assessments: the limited availability of DEIA data describing our materials. We chose to approach the process through two test projects focusing on geographic information, with a goal of using existing MARC data to streamline the data collection process. The projects ultimately used a combination of Alma, Alma Analytics, Alma Data Visualizations, and a few widely available third-party tools to complete the assessments. This presentation will discuss the successes and limitations of this approach, as well as key lessons learned. In addition, we’ll explore how to harness some of Alma’s existing data visualization tools to make your data shine.
Alma
Understand the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing geographic data as the primary entry point for a DEIA assessment
Identify and extract geographic data from their own catalogs
Create meaningful visualizations of geographic data using Alma Data Visualization
Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
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George Mason University
Head, Database Integrity & Analysis
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George Mason University
Library Reporting and Assessment Analyst
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University Of Waterloo
 Joy Urbina
Head of Discovery Services
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University Of Texas At El Paso
Assessing Geographic Diversity in Your Collecti...
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