The Library Impact Data Project (LIDP), which ran from February-July this year, and in which the University of Lincoln took part, has now released a subset of the library activity data used in the analysis (which, you’ll remember, showed a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment).
Lincoln’s data is included in the release, which is available for re-use under an open licence, from:
This data set is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License
The data contains final grade and library usage figures for 33,074 students studying undergraduate degrees at UK universities. More information on the data, and how it’s been generalised in order to preserve students’ anonymity, on the LIDP project blog.
- There’s also a detailed report about the statistical breakdown of Lincoln’s own share of the data (this wasn’t published as part of the project reports, as it was down to each individual institution whether to make it public or not) – I’ve made the report available here [PDF].
Thanks again to Graham, Bryony and Dave at the University of Huddersfield for inviting Lincoln to take part in the project, and for their help along the way!
On to the next one…