Archive | Return on Investment (ROI)

ARL Library Assessment Forum in Anaheim

This summer’s Library Assessment Forum featured presentations on the Lib-Value project. There was also a brief update on the upcoming Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. Below are PDF versions of each presentation, ready for download: Carol Tenopir (Tennessee), The Lib-Value Project: Status Report Bruce Kingma (Syracuse), Valuing the Academic Library Steve Hiller (Washington), Martha […]

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Library Assessment Forum in Dallas

Another packed room in Dallas enjoyed presentations on the Lib-Value project progress and a brief update on the upcoming Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. Below are PDF versions of each presentation, ready for download: Carol Tenopir (Tennessee), Indicators of Value Ken Wise and Gayle Baker (Tennessee), Assessing the Return on Investment in Digitized Special […]

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ALA 2011 Conference Program: ROI in a Tough Economy

“Return on Investment in a Tough Economy — Defining the Value of the Academic Library” Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Convention Center Room 393-394 ALA Annual 2011 – New Orleans, Louisiana A program jointly sponsored by two Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Committees: MAES Data Collection for Library Managers and LOMS Financial Management […]

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“Towards Demonstrating Value: Measuring the,Contributions of Library Collections to University,Research and Teaching Goals” by Denise Pan, Gabrielle Wiersma, and Yem Fong

Well-done pilot study by Denise Pan, Gabrielle Wiersma, and Yem Fong at the University of Colorado that was inspired by the first ROI study at UIUC. That paper is also worth a look: http://www.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/client_uploads/handouts/towards_demonstrating_value.pdf

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“Stop the Madness: The Insanity of ROI and the Need for New Qualitative Measures of Academic Library Success” by Jim Neal

A thoughtful critique on ROI by Jim Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, signaling Tenopir’s Lib-Value project as a bright exception: “Stop the Madness: The Insanity of ROI and the Need for New Qualitative Measures of Academic Library Success” http://www.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/client_uploads/handouts/stop_the_madness1.pdf And here’s the Chronicle piece with a brief overview of […]

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