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    GUGM 2023: Exploring HathiTrust
    (2023-05) Presenters: Jim Rickerson and Chris Stotelmyer, Clayton State University; Chandra Jackson, UGA Libraries; Anu Moorthy, Georgia Tech Library
    HathiTrust is a non-profit collaborative project of academic and research libraries offering users access to over seventeen million volumes which have been digitized from collections around the world. Both members and the general public have access to materials contributed to the project. As a HathiTrust member, USG has access to certain titles for which GIL provides a link in GilFIND whenever matching records are found that our patrons can access. This presentation will introduce attendees to HathiTrust, inform the audience about how it got started, the project's overall goals, services such as the Text Request Service for visually impaired users and information about membership. Video:
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    GUGM 2022: Analytics for Acquisitions
    (2022-05) Presenters: Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University; Ken Smith, Valdosta State University; Matt Frizzell, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lamonica Sanford, Georgia College & State University
    Members of the GIL Assessment Functional Committee demonstrate analytic reports of value to Acquisitions and ERM work. Areas covered include clean-up reports, inventory, and usage. All analytic queries are available on a shared drive and requirements for local customization will be discussed. Video:
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    Using the ALMA API to visualize your data
    (2019-05) Jim Rickerson
    It is sometimes necessary to share the results of your analytics reports with individuals outside of your library. Embedding your reports as tables and charts on a website such as Google Sites or LibGuides can make your data more accessible to those without access to Alma Analytics. This session will demonstrate the process for embedding various types of reports into Google Sites and LibGuides. Examples will be provided for how to create different visualizations from your data such as tables, tree map charts, column, bar and pie charts. Participants will leave with a understanding of how to move their reports onto a Google Sites website or LibGuide and create various visualizations using Google Charts and Tableau. Sample .html will be provided.
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    Gamification in a library colloquium
    (2019-06) Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University
    Presenters: Beth Pye, Gordon State College & Jim Rickerson, Clayton State University Gamification applies the concepts of game design to non-game contexts such as education. The goal in a classroom setting is to engage our students with the material by using game elements such as rewards, social engagement, feedback and problem solving. This breakout session will introduce participants to what classroom gamification encompasses by providing examples of how games are used at other academic institutions as well as resources available to instructors. Participants will also learn how librarians at Gordon State College use elements of gamification as informal assessment for their Critical Thinking Colloquium course.