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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

PL 29/09: Students in action

Filed under: LATINA, statistics, traffic — plinius @ 5:41 pm

groupworkThree of our LATINA Spring participants are European library students.

They study at Oslo University College under the Erasmus program. During the spring this group has also carried out a full week traffic count (fifty hours) in the Learning Centre.

Group work in one of the LC group rooms.

The study was presented to the Learning Centre staff on May 6th – and they have published the slide show on SlideShare

The rest of the documentation (currently in beta) is – or will be  – available on Google Docs:

The material includes the full data set – about 9.500 observations of student activities registered during one full week in March 2009.

Enjoy!

Resources

  • CTT. [Count the Traffic = TTT]. Home page in English with links to resources.
  • TTT. [Tverrgående trafikktelling = CTT]. Home page in Norwegian with links to resources.
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6 Comments »

  1. I’m glad I did this practice. I hope it will be useful to other students who venture into it.

    Regards

    Comment by tanama — Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

  2. Hans Martin Fagerli, the previous director of the Learning Centre, has commented on the survey made by the three Erasmus students. I give an English translation below:

    “The statistics from the 3 students on how the Learning Centre in P48 [Pilestredet 48] was used was interesting! Some areas on floors 4 to 6 were also observed, but these lie outside the LC. I think this case will be interesting for Bok og bibliotek [the periodical] – and it might well be published in the students’ own version in English!

    I think furthermore that these results confirm the value of the term Learning Centre rather than Library. The results are not in fact surprising, but there are probably few who know how these areas are really used”.

    Let med also add: I asked the students to observe the surrounding areas – even though they lie outside the LC from an administrative point of view – as they are used in about the same way as the areas inside.

    Comment by plinius — Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

  3. hi!
    great news, yes I agree of course :-) I´m so glad as Ana and Andras!!

    Comment by claesju — Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

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