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The Myth and Magic of Library Systems by Keith J. Kelley

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16

The crystal ball

Reporting, data mining, and assessment

Abstract

Your past data can be used to predict the future. Discussed in this chapter are methods on documenting your past solutions. The benefits and pitfalls of big data are discussed. It is incumbent on IT to report not just on what they did, but also to assist everyone else in reporting on what they did. Several reports are explained, and why you would avoid a few of them. Use of the UNIX command line can easily generate reports on everything you collect data on.

Keywords

Reporting

Data mining

Assessment

Data analysis

Big data

Reports

UNIX

They are not all accounted for, the lost seeing stones. We do not know who else may be watching.

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