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Contextualizing library assessment within a broader ecosystem

Contextualizing library assessment within a broader ecosystem PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to draw a picture of the current landscape of library assessment based on the data gathered in interviews. The authors will focus specifically on the continuum between micro and strategic assessment and share the lessons learned from diverse institutions and geographies about how to build a culture of assessment.Design/methodology/approachBetween 2015 and 2017, the researchers have interviewed more than 75 library directors and leaders, library assessment practitioners, and academic experts on four continents about library assessment and its current state in their institutions.FindingsThe results reveal a varied landscape, with libraries in widely varying stages of assessment performance and readiness.Originality/valueThis paper presents the results of a large-scale study over more than two years. More than 75 people have been interviewed in five countries. The scale and scope of the work is both significant and unique. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Performance Measurement and Metrics Emerald Publishing

Contextualizing library assessment within a broader ecosystem

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1467-8047
DOI
10.1108/PMM-09-2017-0042
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to draw a picture of the current landscape of library assessment based on the data gathered in interviews. The authors will focus specifically on the continuum between micro and strategic assessment and share the lessons learned from diverse institutions and geographies about how to build a culture of assessment.Design/methodology/approachBetween 2015 and 2017, the researchers have interviewed more than 75 library directors and leaders, library assessment practitioners, and academic experts on four continents about library assessment and its current state in their institutions.FindingsThe results reveal a varied landscape, with libraries in widely varying stages of assessment performance and readiness.Originality/valueThis paper presents the results of a large-scale study over more than two years. More than 75 people have been interviewed in five countries. The scale and scope of the work is both significant and unique.

Journal

Performance Measurement and MetricsEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 5, 2018

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