Metrics Update

The Metrics Task and Finish group is largely resting after the publication of their Report and the accompanying Quality Metrics Template.

I spoke about the work we had completed at HLG2016 Scarborough and it brought home to me the need to make the materials we had produced more accessible.  The strong attendance and active debate impressed on me that people were definitely interested but struggling to get to grips with how to proceed.

To address this I took advantage of the annual poster competition at #NHSHE2016 and submitted the below poster on Metrics.  I went with trying to hammer home the message about the four principles and what they mean in practice. Using MARC as an acrostic had the bonus of chucking in a feeble nerdy library pun.

The poster was well received (though only placed 6th in the competition) and I was particularly pleased to see a tweet afterwards sharing the poster with a group of other libraries after it had been raised at a network meeting.

I am hoping that people will share with me examples of how they have used the metrics work. Development is underway to provide a submission tool for sharing metrics similar to that to be used around impact case studies. In the meantime – do get in touch with thoughts, questions and comments.

Alan Fricker
Metrics TaF Chair

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