I haven’t yet attended a THATCamp, so I feel really under-qualified to propose a session. Having said that, I have a strong interest in ways to apply IT processes to library assessment needs to facilitate collection development and weeding. I would love to discuss some of the applications I’ve found and to learn more about how other library professionals are doing this.
I’ve been working on a number of assessment projects in which I found it very helpful to apply the concepts of:
• Iterative processing [Implemented using saved queries to apply auto-assess criteria via Millennium Create Lists]
• Batch processing [i.e. Rapid Update via Millennium ILS]
• Parallel processing
• Asynchronous processes
My experience in applying these processes has been using the Innovative Millennium ILS, but I think the theories are applicable to any robust ILS.
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