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UBC Library uses Desk Tracker software to record staff interactions with library patrons. Interactions are classified by type based on the nature of question and the effort and expertise required to respond. The question types used in this dataset can be mapped to the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) definitions for reference and directional interactions:

  • Reference (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Comprehensive interaction types): "an information contact that involves the knowledge, use, recommendations, interpretation, or instruction in the use of one or more information sources by a member of the library staff."
  • Directional (Hardware/authentication and Directional interaction types): "an information contact that facilitates the logistical use of the library and that does not involve the knowledge, use, recommendations, interpretation, or instruction in the use or creation of information sources other than those that describe the library, such as schedules, floor plans, and handbooks."

Please contact Jeremy Buhler at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca if you have questions.

hdl:11272/10258
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Last Released: Oct 19, 2016
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Circulation transaction records for all items with barcodes checked out during the report date range. Excludes use of ebooks and ejournals.

Please contact Jeremy Buhler at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca if you have questions.

hdl:11272/10257
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Last Released: Oct 19, 2016
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LibQUAL is a standardised survey instrument developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that measures user perceptions of library services. Libraries implement LibQUAL periodically to better understand user priorities and to monitor library performance relative to student and faculty expectations.

The survey questions focus on three service areas:

  • library collections and access
  • customer services
  • library physical spaces

UBC Library has released LibQUAL data from 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Please contact Jeremy Buhler at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca if you have questions.

hdl:11272/10259
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Last Released: Oct 19, 2016
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UBC Library catalogue of physical materials. Snapshot extracted from Voyager on the specified day. Excludes use of ebooks and ejournals. Please contact Jeremy Buhler at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca if you have questions.

hdl:11272/10260
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Last Released: Oct 19, 2016
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During the sample week (Mar 31-Apr 6 2014) UBC Library staff counted the number of users in publicly available study space in the two largest UBC Vancouver library branches, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Koerner Library. Counts took place twice daily, beginning around 10am and 2pm each day* and recording information about seating type, location, and activity.

The study was planned by Jeremy Buhler, Julie Mitchell, and Trish Rosseel.

Please contact Jeremy Buhler at jeremy.buhler@ubc.ca if you have questions.

Production Date:April, 2014
hdl:11272/10253
100 downloads
Last Released: Oct 19, 2016
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