MUDL workshop at 9th Northumbria Conference

Our Dave Pattern is part of the MUDL workshop at 9th Northumbria Conference on 22nd August.

“The MUDL (Managing and Understanding Data in Libraries) group is organising a panel workshop at the 9th Northumbria Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries. Even if you can’t get to the conference, you can benefit from it by submitting your questions for our invited panel to consider and respond to. Topics can include any aspect of managing and using library data, from e-resource use data to finance, SCONUL statistics, footfall, performance indicators, benchmarking or whatever you like. Our panellists are:

Dave Pattern (Library Systems Manager at Huddersfield University and IWR Information Professional of the Year)

Claire Creaser (Director of LISU, Loughborough University)

Carol Tenopir (Professor of Information Science at the University of Tennessee, member of the COUNTER Board of Directors and a keynote speaker at the conference)

Ann Davies (Open University, a member of SCONUL Working Group on Performance and Quality and Chair of the SCONUL Statistics Sub Committee)

Angela Conyers (Research Fellow at Evidence Base, the evaluation and research unit within Library and Learning Resources at Birmingham City University)

You can review questions already submitted and suggest your own via the MUDL wiki: or by emailing Submitted questions will be reviewed by the committee and those considered best will be presented to the panel. Questions will be posted on the MUDL wiki, as will the responses from the panel. Further information about MUDL is available at”