Statistics Forum 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Melbourne Airport

CSAC (CAUL Statistics Advisory Committee)
Topics:
Statistics

The Statistics Forum will be held at ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport from 8.30am to 3pm on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Program

Time Session
8.30am Arrival tea & coffee + registrations
9am Opening
  How vendor products can help us, rather than promoting any product; how can these tools help us with collecting CAUL statistics and reporting, supplement internal reporting; using various software and applications to assist with statistics gathering and reporting.  We are looking for a short, sharp presentation from selected providers showing what data can be extracted from their systems.
Ex Libris:  Yoel Kortick, Senior Librarian, Ex Libris (or local representative) to talk about Alma Analytics
JUSP:  to talk about their roll out – either Louise or Jay;
EBSCO: Arno Roosink, Director of Sales, Serial Subscriptions and GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCO Oceania 
60 minutes;  panel of 3, 15-20m each
10am Morning tea
10.30am Lightning talks (1) on best practice in reporting; who is doing something with their data e.g. producing it in a different form e.g. infographics 
Richard Gray, UNSW – use of statistics in benchmarking and performance improvement;
Medwenna Buckland, Macquarie – the use of gate and seat counts in occupancy studies; learning how to measure;
Peta Hopkins, Bond – a CAUL statistics dashboard
11am Workshop on definitions – facilitated by Mark Sutherland & Sae Ra Germaine, CAVAL 
Ask people to identify definitions problems – feed into the holistic review of the definitions; more an opportunity to ask questions about unclear definitions; some definitions might be less relevant now; useful contributor to this review; getting people to read the definitions correctly e.g. cannot have more eBooks than books overall; encouraging people to review their own data to ensure that it makes sense; start with an hour, and see how this fits into the program.  At least an hour, possibly 90 minutes, potentially a workshop; breakout tables; cabaret layout will make this possible;
90 minutes
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Lightning talks (2) on best practice in reporting; who is doing something with their data e.g. producing it in a different form e.g. infographics 
UNewcastle – Bronwen Thomas
Monash – Kaye Sullivan
USydney – Bruce Munro
2pm Practical session on using the website and creating reports; ask upfront what people have trouble with; from the CAUL statistics review, 17 comments re difficulty with the website, pull out the questions and comments.  
Who should facilitate this session – someone who knows how it works, but also how it is used – need case studies; ask a couple of people as a tag session.
3pm Afternoon tea & close
3.30pm CSAC Meeting & debrief

 

Contacts

Diane Costello
CAUL
Author Feona Abercrombie
Last modified 16 April 2018