Both the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) provide important data services. For library managers and administrators, the key to the data s usefulness is knowing how to extract and apply the most relevant information to managing a library and improving accountability. A companion volume to the authors earlier book Getting Started with Evaluation, this guide illustrates how to use the data to support value, collection use, benchmarking, and other best practices. This important resourceIdentifies key metrics in ACRLMetrics and PLAmetricsDemonstrates how to perform techniques for developing and using metricsOffers exercises that illustrate how to produce meaningful metrics and reports, accessible via a free web portalShows how to move towards outcomes assessments while simultaneously embracing valueIncludes numerous examples to guide readers through the data services web interfaces screen-by-screenManagers at academic and public libraries, administrators, and library trustees will find this book a vital tool for accountability and advocacy.
Publisher: American Library Association
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 12 mm
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