Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Chapter Proposals: Digital Analytics for Libraries

Digital Analytics for Libraries is slated to be published in the Summer 2017 by ALA Editions. Digital analytics is the next evolution of web analytics and it emphasizes the analysis of digital data gathered from an online presence based on an organization’s goal or need. This book introduces the concept of digital analytics in the context of libraries and provides practical strategies to implement digital analytics at different levels in an organization.

I am seeking book chapters based on case studies in libraries involving different digital analytics topics. While I am open to a variety of digital case studies, I am particularly interested in case studies on:

- Collecting and securing personally identifying data

-Interesting analytics projects where libraries used more than one data source to analyze a larger issue. Ideas include, but are not limited to, using digital data to determine staffing levels,using reference desk statistics to inform website/online guide content, combining usability data with digital data for an assessment project, etc.

Book chapters can be anywhere from 2500-5000 words.

Proposals are due October 31, 2016 with initial drafts book chapters due on December 16, 2016.

To submit a proposal, complete this form:

If you have any questions, please contact Tabatha Farney at

Tabatha Farney
Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies
University of Colorado Colorado Springs