• Sketch of suggested main dashboard page
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  • Sketch of sub-dashboard on collection management
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  • Sketch of sub-dashboard on student use
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We had a brainstorming meeting at Mimas in late March, with Ellen, Graham, Joy, Lee and Bethan, to look at potential use cases and to sketch out what we thought the dashboard might look like. This will be taken to the Community Advisory and Planning Group meeting in April for feedback.

Mimas’s designer Ben will be working to prettify our rough sketches, but here are our first ideas of what we think we might include in the dashboard, and how it might look. Click on each of the images to go to a larger version. Thoughts? Questions? Comments? We’d love to hear what you think about the dashboards or the use cases.

Lighting-up time

It’s becoming increasingly important for libraries and institutions to capitalise on the data they’re collecting as part of their day-to-day activities. The Jisc Library Analytics and Metrics Project (JiscLAMP) aims to help libraries bring together this data into a prototype shared library analytics service for UK academic libraries.

We want to help libraries bring together disparate data sets in an attractive and informative dashboard, allowing them to make connections, and use these connections and insights to inform strategy and highlight the role the library is playing in the success of the institution. For more details of what we hope the project will achieve, see Ben Showers’s introductory blog post.

LAMP is a partnership project between Jisc, The University of Huddersfield, and Mimas at the University of Manchester. It is funded under the Jisc Digital Infrastructure: information and library infrastructure programme.