My brilliant friend Gary Price alerted me to this special issue of Research Library Issues that is focused on the value of libraries – my favourite topic.
Anyway, all the articles are linked and free and may prove useful to those academic librarians needing proofs about the value of their libraries, their resources and themselves.
Table of Contents
Research Library Issues, no. 271 (Aug. 2010): Special Issue on Value in Libraries: Assessing Organizational Performance
1. Library Value May Be Proven, If Not Self-Evident
2. A Decade of Assessment at a Research-Extensive University Library Using LibQUAL+®
3. LibQUAL+® and the “Library as Place” at the University of Glasgow
4. Service Quality Assessment with LibQUAL+® in Challenging Times: LibQUAL+® at Cranfield University
5. ARL Profiles: Qualitative Descriptions of Research Libraries in the Early 21st Century
6. The ARL Library Scorecard Pilot: Using the Balanced Scorecard in Research Libraries
8. Lib-Value: Measuring Value and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries
9. The Value of Electronic Resources: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES for Libraries®) at the Ontario Council of University Libraries
This is a joint project of ARL< CNI and SPARC.