Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians (Book, 2015) [Alabama State University Library]
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Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians

Author: Karen C Kohn
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Series: Practical guides for librarians, no. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Librarians have long used data to describe their collections. Traditional measures have simply been input and output: volumes acquired, processed, owned, or circulated. Since the growth of culture of assessment beginning in the 1990s, librarians have sought statistics that are evaluative rather than simply descriptive. More recently, increasing journal prices and economic recession have intensified the need to make  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen C Kohn
ISBN: 9781442238596 1442238593 9781442238602 1442238607
OCLC Number: 903473797
Description: xvii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: How collection evaluation can benefit your library --
Approaches to evaluating your collection --
Before you start --
Benchmarking : collecting and analyzing the data --
Benchmarking : interpreting and acting on the data --
List-checking : collecting and analyzing the data --
List-checking : interpreting and acting on the data --
Usage statistics : collecting and analyzing the data --
Usage statistics : interpreting and acting on the data --
Citation analysis : collecting and analyzing the data --
Citation analysis : interpreting and acting on the data --
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Series Title: Practical guides for librarians, no. 16.
Responsibility: Karen C. Kohn.

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Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips academic collection managers to select and implement a method or several methods of evaluating their library  Read more...
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Step-by-step instructions for information gathering and analysis and generally using Excel files are the basis of this guide, though reference is also made to the two major collection evaluation Read more...

 
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