Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'evaluation'

library statistics

December 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Blog post at Walking Paper raises the question — what are the best statistics for measuring libraries? Points out that circulation statistics, while heavily used, are limited and limiting. Not sure what I make of his approach — seems to conflate “statistics you show to the general public” and “statistics you show to oversight bodies” [...]

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why is serials recordkeeping so problematic?

July 12th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been reading this post, from the charmingly named In the Library with the Lead Pipe. The part I’ve been munching through: apparently it’s really, really hard for libraries to keep track of their electronic serials and database usage. If you want to know which of the things you’re subscribed to are actually getting used [...]

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