Recommended for your reading pleasure:
THE VALUE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
A Comprehensive Research Review and Report
Prepared by Dr. Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
for the Association of College and Research Libraries
I also recommend that you read Carl Grant’s views too. He said that, “when I sat down with the newly issued report; “The value of academic libraries; a comprehensive research review and report”. It’s a meaty tome (the full version is 172 pages, an Executive Summary at 16 pages is also available) that requires focus, contemplation and endurance to work your way through it. However, you’ll be rewarded for that effort because the work is packed with great information and ideas.”
I am wading as it goes but it is wonderful to see some real work done on the value of academic libraries.
I will look forward to when someone can make this an infographic!