Normative Data Project for Libraries

Accepted Data Sets for NDP

If you are interested in contributing collection and transaction-level circulation data to the Normative Project, please contact questions. Contributing libraries must be able to submit data on a quarterly basis and in a format consistent with a pre-determined data schema. A one-time setup fee does apply.

Data provided by current contributors include the following elements from the library's local Integrated Library System (ILS). In order to preserve normalization, it is preferable that all contributing libraries provide the following:

Library Collection Data:

Library System Name Library Service Unit/Branch Name
Author Title
LC Call Number Classification Dewey Call Number Classifications
ISBN/ISSN/LCCN Language of Title
Year of Publication Title Format
Item Type Titles Created by Date
Copies Created by Date Item Price
Collection Counts, Averages, Ratios Collection Totals, Subtotals

Library Circulation Data:

Library System Name Library Service Unit/Branch Name
Author Title
LC Call Number Classification Dewey Call Number Classifications
ISBN/ISSN/LCCN Language of Title
Year of Publication Title Format
Item Type Item Price
User Profile (patron category) User Zip Code
Transactions by Year, Qtr, Month, Day, Hour Transaction Counts, Averages, Ratios
Transaction type:
  Checkouts
  Renewals
  Holds
  In-house Use
 
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