Title

Use of Data in Collections Work: An Exploratory Survey

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Collection Management

Volume

38

Issue

2

First page number:

143

Last page number:

162

Abstract

As libraries seek to demonstrate the value of the services and collections they provide, gathering and using data assume a central role. Librarians on collections-related Listservs were invited to participate in a survey in order to identify data practices specifically related to collections. More than 200 librarians responded. The survey explored the ways collections data are being used as well as organizational practices and attitudes that might serve to either encourage or discourage the use of data, including training, librarian evaluations, and presence of data assessment components in job descriptions.

Keywords

Collection development (Libraries); Collection management (Libraries); Libraries – Circulation analysis; Library use studies

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or use interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the article. Publisher copyright policy allows author to archive post-print (author’s final manuscript). When post-print is available or publisher policy changes, the article will be deposited

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/01462679.2013.763742

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