Saturday, March 5th, 1:00pm

Use-Data Anomalies for Music Databases Following EDS Implementation

In May 2013, EBSCO’s Discovery Service (EDS) went live at Rod Library. The analysis of two full years of use data after implementation resulted in some striking patterns in the statistics for music databases, specifically International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) provided through ProQuest and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature provided through EBSCO. The number of searches for both databases increased exponentially.

While we expected an increase in usage, the rate of the increase was staggering and unexpected. Not only did the number of searches of EBSCO’s RILM go up more than 2,000%, ProQuest’s IIMP, which does not populate in EDS results, went up nearly 700%. Initial findings suggest systemic problems with the way vendors report their data. Not only are these findings troubling, there are very few published studies on the topic of web-scale discovery tools and their impact on database use.
This paper will analyze the use data at Rod Library for RILM and IIMP before and after EDS implementation and offer conclusions that will help music librarians understand the statistics provided by database vendors and possible implications related to the implementation of the EDS discovery layer.

  • Speaker
    • Angela Pratesi, University of  Northern Iowa

Models for Student Engagement

Peer Instruction in the Oberlin Conservatory Library: Three Models of Engagement

A Hybrid Approach to Teaching Graduate Music Research Methods

Classroom Connection: Co-Instruction in the Music History Core

Connecting with students is an important aspect of instruction, whether the classroom experience is face-to-face or virtual. As instruction librarians, we look for new models that will not only engage students, but that may also help faculty and administration better support information literacy instruction. Three instructional approaches will illustrate some innovative models in music information literacy instruction: using a peer-learning environment; co-instructing Music History I with librarian-designed assignments; and teaching a graduate research and bibliography course in a hybrid environment. Panelists will provide focused insight on the classroom experience, environment and audience; development and implementation of the model; pedagogical perspectives; and lessons learned. Since conversation serves as an important way for instruction librarians to consider implementing new ideas, a portion of time will be allocated for Q&A.

  • Speakers
    • Kathleen Abromeit, Oberlin College
    • Dennis Davies-Wilson, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos
    • Lisa Lazar, University of Akron
  • Location
    • Pavilion/Caprice
  • Live Streaming?
    • Yes

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