Title

Measuring Success of Cooperative Collection Development: Report of the Center for Research Libraries/Greater Western Library Alliance Working Group for Quantitative Evaluation of Cooperative Collection Development Projects

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2003

Keywords

Cooperative collection development-evaluation, cooperative collection development-statistics, quantitative measures, performance measures, Center for Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, library assessment, user satisfaction, Aberdeen Woods Conference

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1300/J105v28n03_03

Abstract

This report of the Working Group for Quantitative Evaluation of Cooperative Collection Development identifies ways of evaluating through quantitative measures the success of cooperative collection development activities. Following a literature review, the group developed four basic groups of performance measures including: resources or input data (numerical data like FTE, staff, items purchased, items in collections, etc.); financial data (library/group expenditures, unit costs, etc.); use data (use of electronic, print, or near print, documents delivered, etc.); and user satisfaction data. On the basis of a modified balanced scorecard approach, specific performance measures and underlying data points are identified that could be effective in measuring cooperative collection development efforts and determining if a cooperative collection development project reduced unit costs, increased access to information resources, and resulted in increased use and user satisfaction.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Measuring Success of Cooperative Collection Development: Report of the Center for Research Libraries/Greater Western Library Alliance Working Group for Quantitative Evaluation of Cooperative Collection Development Projects, in E. Shreeves (Ed.), The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative Collection Development, p. 223-239

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