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Webinars for Validation Sample Study Coordinators!
Oct 6, 2017 - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Oct 10, 2017 - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Oct 11, 17 - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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About Validation Sample Study

As a retention partner in EAST, your library will be participating in a validation study to help us calculate the likelihood that a book listed as available via your library catalog can be located and is in usable condition. 

The data collection for this study will take place October 18 - December 15, 2017, and will involve confirming the presence and doing a quick condition assessment of 6,000 books in your collection. Your library will be compensated $4,000 from Mellon grant funds to provide a subsidy to help cover the cost of student and staff time to complete this study.


EAST will provide:

  • Training materials and webinars to describe the validation study in more detail (early October 2017)

  • Pre-selected list of 6,000 items to be checked, extracted from the data your library sent to SCS for analysis

  • Data collection tool containing items to be checked and method to record item status and condition


We ask each library to provide:

  • Student workers or other staff time sufficient to review 6,000 items over 8 weeks in mid-October through December 15th (estimated 150 hours total).

  • Tablet(s) or portable computer(s) with wifi plus bar code reader, capable of running a web browser (Chrome 5, Firefox 4.0 , IE 9, Safari 5 or higher)  for data collection in the stacks (wifi need not be available in stacks).  You will be provided access to the web based data collection tool after attending a webinar.


An overview message was sent to EAST voting members in late September 2017.