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An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries

An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries
  • Author : Viveca Nyström
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 December 2011
  • ISBN : 1780632932
  • Pages : 200 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries provides guidance on how to evaluate libraries and contains many useful examples of methods that can be used throughout this process. There is substantial focus on the importance of goals and objectives, along with advice on strategies that can be used in the case of libraries that may not be well resourced for conducting surveys. The text will be useful as a handbook, and does not assume prior knowledge of finance or economics. A guide on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on library services and a discussion on how to use scenario analysis and the persona method is provided, as are examples of customer surveys, for users and non-users alike. Provides guidance on library evaluation, monitoring and methods Provides practical examples and customer surveys Applies economic methods to library management


An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries

An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries
  • Author : Viveca Nyström,Linnéa Sjögren
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 December 2011
GET THIS BOOKAn Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries

An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries provides guidance on how to evaluate libraries and contains many useful examples of methods that can be used throughout this process. There is substantial focus on the importance of goals and objectives, along with advice on strategies that can be used in the case of libraries that may not be well resourced for conducting surveys. The text will be useful as a handbook, and does not assume prior knowledge of finance



The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services, 2nd Edition

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Joseph R. Matthews
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 27 October 2017
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This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. • Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements • Enables librarians to answer with authority the question "what difference do we make?" • Explains the most effective ways of conducting library measurement and evaluation, covering qualitative and quantitative tools, data analysis, and specific methodologies for measuring and assessing specific services •




Measuring Your Library's Value

Measuring Your Library's Value
  • Author : Donald S. Elliott,Glen E. Holt,Sterling W. Hayden,Leslie Edmonds Holt
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 07 March 2021
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With tax-funded organizations under microscopic scrutiny, library directors need to make a strong public case for the value their library provides. Measuring Your Library's Value, designed to serve large to medium-sized public libraries, gives librarians the tools to conduct a defensible and credible Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). Based on research funded by IMLS and PLA, this hands-on reference covers the economic basics with librarian-friendly terms and examples, preparing library leaders to collaborate with economist-consultants. Library directors and trustees will learn how


The Measurement and Evaluation of Library Services

The Measurement and Evaluation of Library Services
  • Author : Frederick Wilfrid Lancaster,Lancaster F W,Wilfrid Lancaster,M. J. Joncich
  • Publisher : Washington : Information Resources Press
  • Release : 07 March 1977
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The second edition of this celebrated reference combines essential material from the first edition (1977) with important extracts from another Lancaster work, If you want to evaluate your library . . . (U. of Illinois Press, 1988), and incorporates a broad range of recent evaluative studies. Unlike the first edition, which dealt primarily with academic studies, the second provides detailed information on the evaluation of public, school, and special libraries as well. In this edition, Lancaster is joined by co-author Baker (library and information science,




Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Karen C. Kohn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 24 June 2015
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Librarians have long used data to describe their collections. Traditional measures have simply been inputs and outputs: volumes acquired, processed, owned, or circulated. With the growth since the 1990s of cultures of assessment, librarians have sought statistics that are evaluative rather than simply descriptive. More recently, exponentially increasing journal prices and an economic recession have intensified the need to make careful purchasing decisions and to justify these to administrators. A methodical evaluation of a library collection can help librarians understand


A Benefit-cost Analysis of Alternative Library Delivery Systems

A Benefit-cost Analysis of Alternative Library Delivery Systems
  • Author : Teh-wei Hu,Bernard H. Booms,Lynne Warfield Kaltreider,D Lynne Kaltreider
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release : 07 March 1975
GET THIS BOOKA Benefit-cost Analysis of Alternative Library Delivery Systems

Evaluation of library programs; Collection of user's and nonusers'data; Who uses bookmobiles and books-by-mail? Description of the cost data; Statistical cost analysis of bookmobiles and book-by-mail; Benefits as perceived by users of bookmobiles and books-by-mail; A comparison of benefits and costs between bookmobiles and books-by-mail.