Submitted by Alan Shay, data analyst
For one week each fall and spring semester, the University Libraries requests faculty and staff to diligently collect and record both gate counts and reference transactions using the Desk Tracker system. From October 12–18, faculty and staff of the Penn State University Libraries participated in the Fall 2014 Data Gathering Week. The figures collected during these weeks are extrapolated over an entire academic year and then used as official figures reported to external constituents such as ARL and ACRL. For more information on the Data Gathering Week and to see the results from each library and location, please visit the Fall 2014 Data Gathering Week page on the LAMC website.