CAUL Advisory Committees

Library analytics bibliography

Graham Stone from the Library Impact Data Project (LIPD) has just posted a new library-analytics bibliography at:

The LID Project aimed to prove a statistically significant correlation between library usage and student attainment using activity data from institutional systems. The partner Universities represented a cross-section of size and mission which now provides a rich data set for identifying trends and patterns and informing service improvements, available at: .

Frances O’Neil @ Victoria University


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New in 2014: quality & assessment resources including TDM!

Two new surveys of resources have been compiled by CAUL’s Quality & Assessment Advisory Committee (CQAAC) and are now available on the CQAAC resources page of the CAUL website:

Library Data and Text Mining (or TDM)

The Value and Impact of University Libraries

Happy reading!


Frances O’Neil @ Victoria University

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Online learning in 2013: an Ontario perspective

Tony Bates a Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate looks at what happened in Ontario in particular during 2013. Ontario has extensive use of online learning in  – 1,000 programs, 18,000 courses, and about 500,000 registrations from the 22 public universities and 24 public colleges – it is worth a read.

Filed under: MOOCs

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

Eric Westervelt from the U.S. National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program takes a fresh look at MOOCs following a year of massive hype.

Filed under: MOOCs