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Guest Editorial J. Stephen Town, University of York The 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services was held at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, th nd UK between 20 and 22 July, 2015. The Conference was the last of three run under the auspices of the University of York, on this occasion in partnership with the National Library of Scotland. The event was the largest in the overall series so far, attracting two hundred delegates from twenty-four countries to experience ninety papers, short papers, presentations and workshops. The National Library of Scotland hosted a reception, and delegates also enjoyed a dinner in the elegant surroundings of the Signet Library in the centre of historic Edinburgh. The National Librarian, Dr John Scally, provided a stimulating opening keynote for the conference, reflecting on the role, performance and future plans of the National Library at a significant point in Scotland’s history. The second keynote was delivered by Dr Nancy Fried Foster, on the whys, hows and results of participatory design in libraries, drawing on her substantial record of the application of anthropological methods to our field. Together these presentations provided both inspiration and insight to delegates, setting an excellent tone http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Performance Measurement and Metrics Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1467-8047
DOI
10.1108/PMM-06-2016-0027
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Abstract

J. Stephen Town, University of York The 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services was held at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, th nd UK between 20 and 22 July, 2015. The Conference was the last of three run under the auspices of the University of York, on this occasion in partnership with the National Library of Scotland. The event was the largest in the overall series so far, attracting two hundred delegates from twenty-four countries to experience ninety papers, short papers, presentations and workshops. The National Library of Scotland hosted a reception, and delegates also enjoyed a dinner in the elegant surroundings of the Signet Library in the centre of historic Edinburgh. The National Librarian, Dr John Scally, provided a stimulating opening keynote for the conference, reflecting on the role, performance and future plans of the National Library at a significant point in Scotland’s history. The second keynote was delivered by Dr Nancy Fried Foster, on the whys, hows and results of participatory design in libraries, drawing on her substantial record of the application of anthropological methods to our field. Together these presentations provided both inspiration and insight to delegates, setting an excellent tone

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Performance Measurement and MetricsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 11, 2016

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