Planning and evaluating library networked services and resources

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Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 354 pages
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This book describes techniques for evaluating services provided through library networks, including collection development, group purchases, and reference services. Providing guides for developing evaluation instruments, testing them and applying them, it is comprehensive in its treatment of evaluating network services. Featuring contributions from some of the leaders in the area of e-metrics (Oliver Pesh, Ebsco; Judith Hiott, Houston Public; Jeff Shim, ARL e-metrics; and Chuck McClure) this book is an integrated, updated knowledge base of events in this area since 1998. It also provides a great deal of experiential knowledge concerning what libraries should do, plan for, and use in e-metrics.

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Bertot is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. He teaches courses in library technology planning and technology applications, telecommunications policy and information policy.

DENISE M. DAVIS is Director of the Office for Research and Statistics at the American Library Association. She serves on the advisory committees of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Library Program for the public and state library surveys, and chairs the NCES academic library survey advisory committee. She also chairs the National Information Standards Organization Library Statistics Standard Z39.7 revision committee, and serves on a number of other committees including the ProjectCOUNTER advisory and International Standards Organization (ISO) committees. library statistics standards.