At Minnesota State University, Mankato, we have developed a new approach to collections outreach utilizing interactive data visualization in Microsoft Power BI. The new tool, which we call the Collections PBI, empowers us to demonstrate very clearly and vividly the library's value to campus. The Collections PBI can be used for a variety of purposes, including collection development and collection evaluation, for program review and accreditation. We will demonstrate the Collections PBI and talk about how we are using it to support collections outreach and other library priorities. We'll also discuss design and development issues so others can see how they might implement Power BI or otherwise deploy similar functionality.
Gustafson-Sundell, N., Rusch, E., Lienemann, P., & Rosamond, J. (2023, May 22-25). The Collections PBI: Interactive Data Visualization for Campus Outreach [Conference presentation]. NASIG, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA.
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