New PDF release: Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical

By Karen C. Kohn

ISBN-10: 1442238593

ISBN-13: 9781442238596

ISBN-10: 1442238607

ISBN-13: 9781442238602

Librarians have lengthy used facts to explain their collections. conventional measures have easily been inputs and outputs: volumes bought, processed, owned, or circulated. With the expansion because the Nineteen Nineties of cultures of evaluation, librarians have sought records which are evaluative instead of easily descriptive. extra lately, exponentially expanding magazine costs and an fiscal recession have intensified the necessity to make cautious procuring judgements and to justify those to directors. A methodical overview of a library assortment will help librarians comprehend and meet person wishes and will aid speak to directors that the library is an effective use of the institution’s money.

Collection overview in educational Libraries: a pragmatic advisor for Librarians equips collections managers to pick and enforce a style or numerous equipment of comparing their library collections.

It contains sections on 4 instruments for evaluation:

• comparability to look institutions
• middle lists
• utilization facts from stream and ILL
• quotation analysis

Chapters on each one of those techniques current the benefits and downsides of every strategy, directions on facts assortment and analysis—with screenshots—and recommended motion steps after finishing the research. With a different blend of step by step directions and discussions of the aim and position of knowledge, this ebook offers an strangely thorough consultant to assortment assessment. it will likely be critical for assortment improvement librarians and someone seeking to increase the tradition of overview in the library.

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