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The Resource Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians, Karen C. Kohn

Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians, Karen C. Kohn

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Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians
Title
Collection evaluation in academic libraries
Title remainder
a practical guide for librarians
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Karen C. Kohn
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Language
eng
Summary
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 careful purchasing decisions and to justify these to administrators. A methodical evaluation of a library collection can help librarians understand and meet user needs and also communicate to administrators that maintaining the collection is a good use of an institution's money. Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips collection managers to select and implement a method or several methods for assessing library collections. It describes four crucial evaluation tools: Comparison to peer institutions; Core lists; Usage statistics from circulation and interlibrary loans; Citation analysis. Chapters on each of these approaches present the advantages and disadvantages of the method, instructions on data collection and analysis - with screenshots - and suggested steps after completing the analysis. With a unique combination of step-by-step instructions and discussions of the purpose and meaning of data, this comprehensive, practical guide to collection evaluation will be indispensable for collection development librarians and anyone looking to strengthen the culture of assessment within their library. -- from dust jacket
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1978-
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Kohn, Karen C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z675.U5
LC item number
K765 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Practical guides for librarians
Series volume
no. 16
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  • Academic libraries
  • Collection development (Libraries)
  • Library Collection Development
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Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians, Karen C. Kohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Sharing what you found
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ocn903473797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442238602
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903473797
Label
Collection evaluation in academic libraries : a practical guide for librarians, Karen C. Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Sharing what you found
Control code
ocn903473797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442238602
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015004170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903473797

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