Worth noting three assessment articles in the October issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy:
Franklin, Brinley. The Privatization of Public University Research Libraries
Lakos, Amos, 1946- Evidence-Based Library Management: The Leadership Challenge
Thompson, Bruce, Kyrillidou, Martha, Cook, Colleen. On-Premises Library versus Google-like Information Gateway Usage Patterns: A LibQUAL+Â® Study
The last one is a version of the LibQUAL equivalent of the OCLC type of global studies analyzing data from 295,355 library users across the globe. Amazing what amount of data one can analyze these days! One wonders how much wiser are we as a result.