As a member of the program committee for the Spring 2013 MARAC conference in Erie, Pa. (April 25-27), I’m looking for speakers to participate in a session exploring the role of use statistics in archival management. Use statistics can take the form of a tally of collections that have been requested in the reference room, web statistics revealing the amount of views of online finding aids or digitized items, or a record of material that has been used in publications and exhibits.
The topics this session could cover include, but are not limited to:
- methods for collecting and analyzing use statistics
- ways in which this information can influence other activities in the archives (processing, digitization, appraisal, etc.)
- strategies for using this information to gain support from resource allocators.
If you would like to participate in this session or have any questions, please contact Matt Strauss.