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These data mining techniques are being used by librarians to improve both internal decision-making and external user services by extracting information from operational datasets of both bibliographic and user data. OCLC Programs and Research has taken advantage of the WorldCat database, which includes more than 95 million bibliographic records and 1.2 billion holdings records, as well as data provided by other major library systems and consortia.This panel will report on several prototypes and research projects (http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/mining/) involving both data mining and data visualization, that can be utilized for the development of user services.
This panel will culminate in a response from Scott Nicholson, a well-known researcher in data mining and bibliomining. It is anticipated that the audience will be library practitioners and researchers interested in data mining and the development of evidence-based user services who will interact in a discussion and question and answer session led by the moderator.
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