We're a III library (yes I know), and looking into the new Sierra product's
API that promises to release some of this data to us for use in a 3rd-party
product such as you describe. III does have its proprietary Encore Reporter
product, but I'm predicting some Sierra sites will look for an open-source
product. I'd be very interested in working with others on such an effort.
Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian
Colgate University Libraries
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On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Jason Stirnaman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Does anyone have suggestions or recommendations for platforms that can
> aggregate usage data from multiple sources, combine it with financial data,
> and then provide some analysis, graphing, data views, etc?
> From what I can tell, something like Ex Libris' Alma would require all
> "fulfillment" transactions to occur within the system.
> I'm looking instead for something like Splunk that would accept log data,
> circulation data, usage reports, costs, and Sherpa/Romeo authority data but
> then schematize it for data analysis and maybe push out reporting dashboards
> <nods to Brown Library http://library.brown.edu/dashboard/widgets/all/ >
> I'd also want to automate the data retrieval, so that might consist of
> scraping, web services, and FTP, but that could easily be handled
> I'm aware there are many challenges, such as comparing usage stats, shifts
> in journal aggregators, etc.
> Does anyone have any cool homegrown examples or ideas they've cooked up for
> this? Pie in the sky?
> Jason Stirnaman
> Biomedical Librarian, Digital Projects
> A.R. Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center
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