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Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of library operations and services

C. J. Wessel

Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of library operations and services

by C. J. Wessel

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Published by Clearinghouse for Federal, Scientific and Technical Information in Washington .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby C.J. Wessel and K.L. Moore.
SeriesAtlis report -- no.21, AD682 758
ContributionsMoore, K. L.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 microfiches (88 frames)
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13971652M

C. J. Wessel has written: 'Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of library operations and services' Asked in Sentence and Word Structure, Example Sentences How do you use evaluating in a. Evaluating Open Source Digital Library Software (OSS-DL) Introduction In [1] Lakos used the phrase "culture of assessment" in libraries to develop evaluation strategies regarding library services and resources available in libraries. It is important for libraries to continuously assess services they provide and understand user requirements.

FIGURE 1: Library and its basic functions (made by author). A library consists of four basic areas: collection, space, devices and staff. A collection can consist of print materials like books, periodicals and music as well as electronic materials like e-books and article databases. Online resources enable library access 24/7, including when. Question: Due to budget cuts, my library is looking closely at the reference collection. Are there any policies or guidelines for evaluating reference collections, especially in light of print and paid database resources? Answer: While ALA does not have a collection development (or evaluation) policy for the reference collection, we do have various guidelines to help you create your own .

3 potential customer to buy one of our product/services), service delivery (e.g., fixing a customer problem), purchasing (choosing, buying and paying for things we need), product development, etc. Fig. 2: Processes connect people Some activities completed in the frame of a process belong to the category of doingFile Size: 82KB. it entails quantification and comparison with laid-down standards of library provisions and services. When we evaluate we quantify performance practice and sometimes compare with output of another library considered as ideal. Libraries are concerned with the evaluation of the effectiveness of library services and the library as an institution.


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Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of library operations and services by C. J. Wessel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of library operations and services. [C J Wessel; John I. Thompson and Company.]. The criteria apply to 4 general aspects of library performance: (1) Philosophical - criteria which relate to the enunciation of the reasons for the existence of the library, (2) Management - criteria which relate to the influence exerted on the efficiency and effectiveness of the library by management practices, (3) Services and products Author: C.

Wessel. For integrated library systems, there are checklists for evaluating functions and features and and technical support services.

However, in addition to library standards, there are also some tools. Evaluation strategies for library/information systems but, of course, the effectiveness of aspects of library operations other than public services may be the subject of effectiveness evaluation.

Again, the crucial element in evaluating effectiveness, is a consideration of objectives. The Evaluation of Library Services Methods: Cost Per Use and Users’ Satisfaction: /jdsst In these competitive years of continuing change, libraries enrich their services with modern technologies and innovative approaches to satisfy users’Author: Aristeidis Meletiou.

weeding guidelines are taken from the Texas State Library’s The CREW Method: A weeding guide for modern libraries, ” [Weeding] criteria are summarized by the acronym, MUSTIE: M = Misleading (and/or factually inaccurate) U = Ugly (worn and beyond mending or repair) S = Superseded (by a purchased new edition or by a better book on the.

Book Description. Library authorities address the increasing significance of reference services and the increasing need for evaluation of those services. Evaluating Library & Research Services: Meaningful Measures & Measuring Impact Library & Research Services for Parliaments Management Workshop Paris, August Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates, Canada.

Evaluating School Library Services for measuring the program of the school as a whole according to quality rather than in the quantitative terms that had been used previously as a basis for accreditation. The instrument resulting from the study was chiefly diagnostic with reference to the strengths and weaknesses of the school.

Another tactic that is widely used to assess library effectiveness is to measure library processes. Under the goal approach, major attention cen-ters on purposes and/or related criteria.

When using the library process concept, the main focus is the activities performed by the library staff. Evaluating Effectiveness: A Framework for Assessing the Management of Protected Areas. Marc Hockings, Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley,x + pp. Also available in Chinese and Russian.

Transboundary Protected Areas for Peace and Co-operation. Trevor Sandwith, Clare Shine, Lawrence Hamilton and David Sheppard,xi + pp. Evaluation of Reference Services [Katz, Linda S] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Evaluation of Reference Services Book Condition: Former Library book.

Lightly read book, still in great shape!No questions return guarantee, great value. In by: School of Communication, Information and Library Studies Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ USA [email protected] “Evaluating digital libraries is a bit like judging how successful is a marriage” (Marchionini, ) Abstract The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of works on digital library evaluation that included data.

This study investigated the construct of effectiveness as it applies to public libraries and developed a methodology that can be transferred to other types of libraries and organizations.

The research team began by compiling a list of indicators that are commonly used to gauge library effectiveness within the areas of: (1) services access; (2) internal administrative processes; (3 Cited by: 8. The effectiveness of library resources and services can be measured in various ways.

Numerous researchers have presented different frameworks of evaluation criteria. Cullen and Calvert () pointed out, ‘there might well be some core dimensions of effectiveness that can be used for judging effectiveness, and as a basis for performance.

Evaluating Library Resources: criteria exist that will help you determine the worth of the material that you have found. For example, you don't buy a car just because it's red.

You also consider issues like price, gas mileage, safety, comfort, repair record, and other criteria. A study initiated in by S.S.

Chweh and published in the Journal of Library Administration under the title “User criteria for evaluation of library service” (Vol. 2, no. 1, pp.) reveals ten most significant characteristics of a good library, namely: • the availability of books • availability of periodicals.

convenient when evaluating library services to wait for a problem, as the problem will have an apparent context for the evaluation. According to systems theory (Bertalanffy, ), however, the complexity of users, systems, and processes is all connected; problems in one area may come from another area of the Size: 98KB.

Griffiths and King () use a model for evaluating information centers that includes measures in four classes: input cost, outputs (quantities, quality, timeliness, availability, and accessibility), effectiveness (e.g., amount of use, user perceptions of services, user satisfaction), and domain (e.g., patrons, staff, information need types.

This chapter examines a series of implicit or explicit decisions and their implications for determining the success or failure of a peace operation. Four decisions that make the task of evaluating the effectiveness of peace operations a complex one are outlined with respect to stakeholders, time perspectives, baselines, and mission types.

The chapter then proposes a Cited by:. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of works on digital library evaluation that included data. The approach was first to analyze and then isolate (or even deconstruct) some 80 Author: Tefko Saracevic.Cost, benefit, and quality assessments of reference services provide meaningful and practical feedback for the improvement of services, staff training, and continuing education.

To determine levels of service effectiveness, costs, benefits, and quality, data must be judged in light of specific library goals, objectives, missions, and standards.Evaluation Criteria For Electronic Resources Susan J. Beck. Table of Contents. Researching a Product; Ask product related questions on library listservs which will cover all aspects of product purchasing such as collection development and licensing issues, public services issues and technical issues.

Content Evaluation. Authority.