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06-Feb-2006

Data mining in libraries

How can data mining could be useful in the following?

-Collaborative Collection Management
-Collection views
-Library decision-making
-User behavior
-Trend-spotting

Read the following article.

Making Data Work Harder
By Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey, and Lynn Silipigni Connaway — January 15, 2006
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6298444.html

You would be interested in how -

"OCLC Research has been tackling data mining from two directions. One uses data to create enhanced user experiences. The OCLC WorldMap is a geographical representation of WorldCat title holdings by state, province, and country of publication. WorldMap can be used to identify groups of collections visually for potential collaborative collection development and management."
Library Journal - Making Data Work Harder

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