LIR Seminar: “Deciphering Data: Informing Decision-making, Transforming User Experience” December 5

Save the date for the next annual LIR seminar which will be held in DIT’s Grangegorman Campus, on Wednesday 5th of December.  The venue will be the beautiful St Laurence’s chapel. The title of the seminar is “Deciphering Data: Informing Decision-making, Transforming User Experience”

We would like to hear your ideas for presentations on the thematic areas of the seminar which will focus on the various ways usage statistics are being used in libraries. Two aspects to be considered:

  • Managing data
    • Gathering transactional and other library-related data for analysis.
    • Data concepts (hits, downloads, visits)
    • Social media statistics, footfall, circulation, web statistics, etc.
  • Managing with data
    • Tools: e.g. HEAnet LION, Edugate Audit Access, MPS Insights, Counter data, JUSP portal from JISC, RAPTUR, CORAL, LibInsights from Springshare.
    • Data-informed library management, pitfalls and opportunities.

We would like to invite proposals which demonstrate how your organisation is collecting data and using it to inform decision making, achieve efficiencies and deliver improved services.

Getting There


St Laurence's Chapel

Expressions of Interest:

Expressions of interest and proposals for short presentations (20 minutes)  should be forwarded to LIRCTTE@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE by Friday 28th September. Proposals for presentations should be limited to 200 words.

About the Venue, St. Laurence’s Chapel

This Gothic Revival chapel was built in 1850, on the site west of Grangegorman Lower along with two matching infirmaries on either side as part of the Richmond Lunatic Asylum. It served both Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland patients in the hospital, until a dedicated Church of Ireland chapel was constructed later.

Today, the Chapel serves as a multi-purpose space that is used for exhibitions, rehearsals, workshops, speakers, receptions, meditation as well as religious service.