I’ve had two giant projects finish up in the last month and am already feeling their loss. The first project is the Data Doubles project, which I’ve been working on in one form or another since 2017. This team been an amazing group to work with and I will sorely miss our fortnightly group meetings.
Part of wrapping up the Data Doubles project involved creating a pile of outputs to share our research results with the world. I will summarize this content here and I hope you check some of it out.
If you are interested in what students think about the privacy of their data held by the university and the university library, I encourage you to check out:
- The Data Doubles white paper which summarizes the results from the three phases of our research.
- The Data Doubles final webinar recording which also summarizes our results.
If you would like to reproduce our research at your own institution, we created a Toolkit of our research protocols that is shared in our OSF repository. These file are available under a CC BY-NC license, with the exception of our survey which is available under a CC BY-NC-ND license. The best place to get started with the Toolkit is with the Toolkit README file.
We also recently published the results of our survey (project phase 2) in Library Quarterly:
- Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Jones, K. M. L., Regalado, M., Perry, M. R., Goben, A., Smale, M., & Salo, D. (2022). Questions of trust: A survey of student expectations and perspectives on library learning analytics. Library Quarterly, 92(2), 151-171. https://doi.org/10.1086/718605
Finally, there will be more Data Doubles publications in the future, including an article on our data management planning (we had four DMPs) that is currently under review.
Besides wrapping up the Data Doubles project, I recently finished writing my second book, Managing Data for Patron Privacy, written with Becky Yoose. The book is currently at the printer and will come out in a couple months. I will definitely write up a post about it once it’s available!
With the Data Doubles project and the book done, I’m looking forward to having a little bit of quiet before I start on any new big adventures.