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Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Book
Author : Laura Costello
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2016-10-02
ISBN : 0081010486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions Book
Author : Steven Carrico,Michelle Leonard,Erin Gallagher
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN : 144226277X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a use-driven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Each chapter offers specific steps and check-lists libraries can use to develop worthwhile and comprehensive use-driven acquisition plans (also known as demand-driven acquisitions) that fit into the collection development and budgeting objectives of the library. The book proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management  Fourth Edition Book
Author : Peggy Johnson
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2018-07-23
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Book
Author : Andrea Bonaccorsi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-04
ISBN : 3319685546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy (2011-2015) in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities. Several chapters analyse original data made available through research assessment exercises. Other chapters are the result of dedicated and independent research carried out in 2014-2015 aimed at addressing some of the debated and open issues, for example in the evaluation of books, the use of Library Catalog Analysis or Google Scholar, the definition of research quality criteria on internationalization, as well as opening the way to innovative indicators. The book is therefore a timely and important contribution to the international debate.

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services 2nd Edition

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services  2nd Edition Book
Author : Joseph R. Matthews
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-10-27
ISBN : 1440855374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. • Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements • Enables librarians to answer with authority the question "what difference do we make?" • Explains the most effective ways of conducting library measurement and evaluation, covering qualitative and quantitative tools, data analysis, and specific methodologies for measuring and assessing specific services • Offers a highly readable and clear treatment of a topic of paramount importance, but that librarians often find difficult

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Karen C. Kohn
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-06-24
ISBN : 1442250658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Librarians have long used data to describe their collections. Traditional measures have simply been inputs and outputs: volumes acquired, processed, owned, or circulated. With the growth since the 1990s of cultures of assessment, librarians have sought statistics that are evaluative rather than simply descriptive. More recently, exponentially increasing journal prices and an economic recession have intensified the need to make careful purchasing decisions and to justify these to administrators. A methodical evaluation of a library collection can help librarians understand and meet user needs and can help communicate to administrators that the library is a good use of the institution’s money. Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips collections managers to select and implement a method or several methods of evaluating their library collections. It includes sections on four tools for evaluation: • Comparison to peer institutions • Core lists • Usage statistics from circulation and ILL • Citation analysis Chapters on each of these approaches present the advantages and disadvantages of each method, instructions on data collection and analysis—with screenshots—and suggested action steps after completing the analysis. With a unique combination of step-by-step instructions and discussions of the purpose and role of data, this book provides an unusually thorough guide to collection evaluation. It will be indispensable for collection development librarians and anyone looking to strengthen the culture of assessment within the library.

Collection Management Basics 7th Edition

Collection Management Basics  7th Edition Book
Author : Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,G. Edward Evans
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN : 1440859655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management  2nd Edition Book
Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Linda K. Lewis,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2015-07-28
ISBN : 1610697146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs

Patron Driven Acquisitions

Patron Driven Acquisitions Book
Author : David A. Swords
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2011-10-27
ISBN : 3110253038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

About 40 percent of the books academic libraries purchase in traditional ways never circulate and another 40 percent circulate fewer than three times. By contrast, patron-driven acquisition allows a library to borrow or buy books only when a patron needs them. In a typical workflow, the library imports bibliographic records into its catalogue at no cost. When a patron finds a patron-driven record in the course of research, a short-term loan can allow him to borrow the book, and the transaction charge to the library will be a small percentage of the list price. Typically, a library will automatically buy a book on a third or fourth use. The contributions in this volume, written by experts, describe the genesis and brief history of patron-driven acquisitions, its current status, and its promise.

Personalising Library Services in Higher Education

Personalising Library Services in Higher Education Book
Author : Elizabeth Tilley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-06
ISBN : 1317081854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In an economic climate where cuts are becoming the norm, a boutique library service may seem a contradiction. In some academic libraries the trend is still towards centralisation programmes or offering generic services. However, the student as the customer now has an even greater vested interest in the learning process as their financial commitment increases and they are demanding better services. Personalised library services are tailored with a specific clientele in mind and will provide the enhanced service demanded by today's students. These services need not cost more money; but they do require inventive and customer-facing staff. They celebrate and promote collaborative ventures along with excellent communication and marketing. This book unpacks the boutique model and is full of practical advice, supported by a unique set of case studies reflecting international practice including Australian, American and Russian and UK library services.

Something s Gotta Give

Something s Gotta Give Book
Author : Beth R. Bernhardt,Leah H. Hinds,Katina P. Strauch
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0983404321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The theme of the 2011 Charleston Conference, the annual event that explores issues in book and serial acquisition, was "Something's Gotta Give." The conference, held November 2-5, 2011, in Charleston, SC, included 9 pre-meetings, more than 10 plenaries,and over 120 concurrent sessions. The theme reflected the increasing sense of strain felt by both libraries and publishers as troubling economic trends and rapid technological change challenge the information supply chain. What part of the system will buckle under this pressure? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers in this stressful environment? The Charleston Conference continues to be a major event for information exchange among librarians, vendors, and publishers. As it begins its fourthdecade, the Conference is one of the most popular international meetings for information professionals, with almost 1,500 delegates. Conference attendees continue to remark on the informative and thought-provoking sessions. The Conference provides a collegial atmosphere where librarians, vendors, and publishers talk freely and directly about issues facing libraries and information providers. In this volume, the organizers of the meeting are pleased to share some of the learning experiences that they--andother attendees--had at the conference"--

Shared Collections

Shared Collections Book
Author : Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2016-04-11
ISBN : 0838914055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With practical advice on issues such as governance and business models, demand driven acquisition, rare works, and access, this monograph is a valuable resource for academic library directors, administrators, and collection development leaders.

Roll with the Times or the Times Roll Over You

Roll with the Times  or the Times Roll Over You Book
Author : Beth R. Bernhardt,Leah H. Hinds,Katina Strauch
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2017-10-15
ISBN : 1941269117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Over one hundred presentations from the 36th annual Charleston Library Conference (held November 1-5, 2016) are included in this annual proceedings volume. Major themes of the meeting included data visualization, streaming video, analysis and assessment, demand-driven acquisition, and open access publishing. While the Charleston meeting remains a core one for acquisitions librarians in dialog with publishers and vendors, the breadth of coverage of this volume reflects the fact that this conference is now one of the major venues for leaders in the publishing and library communities to shape strategy and prepare for the future. Almost 2,000 delegates attended the 2016 meeting, ranging from the staff of small public library systems to the CEOs of major corporations. This fully indexed, copyedited volume provides a rich source for the latest evidence-based research and lessons from practice in a range of information science fields. Contributors comprise leaders in the library, publishing, and vendor communities.

The No Shelf Required Guide to E book Purchasing

The No Shelf Required Guide to E book Purchasing Book
Author : Sue Polanka
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0838958362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing.

Demand Driven Associative Classification

Demand Driven Associative Classification Book
Author : Adriano Veloso,Wagner Meira Jr.
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-05-18
ISBN : 9780857295255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The ultimate goal of machines is to help humans to solve problems. Such problems range between two extremes: structured problems for which the solution is totally defined (and thus are easily programmed by humans), and random problems for which the solution is completely undefined (and thus cannot be programmed). Problems in the vast middle ground have solutions that cannot be well defined and are, thus, inherently hard to program. Machine Learning is the way to handle this vast middle ground, so that many tedious and difficult hand-coding tasks would be replaced by automatic learning methods. There are several machine learning tasks, and this work is focused on a major one, which is known as classification. Some classification problems are hard to solve, but we show that they can be decomposed into much simpler sub-problems. We also show that independently solving these sub-problems by taking into account their particular demands, often leads to improved classification performance.

Demand Driven Approaches in Vocational Education and Training

Demand Driven Approaches in Vocational Education and Training Book
Author : Muthuveeran Ramasamy
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-09-09
ISBN : 3658125101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Muthuveeran Ramasamy shows that the formal way of vocational education and training (VET) in rural areas often ignores the illiterate, the less educated, and the poor. The author demonstrates that VET programs need to be demand-driven and consider the socio-economic aspects of particular regions. Therefore, the significance of the study at grassroots level helps customize VET programs to respond to the demand of the individuals’ vocational training needs of rural people by keeping their endogenous needs at the centre of vocational skill development processes. The findings and lessons learnt from action research are also intensively discussed as guiding principles of demand-driven approaches from the learners’/societal perspectives.

Transatlantic Mergers and Acquisitions

Transatlantic Mergers and Acquisitions Book
Author : Kai Lucks
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-06-27
ISBN : 3895786128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is intended to show ways to successful cooperation. Going beyond M&A, it demonstrates how economical ties and personal behaviour can positively influence our international relations. The value to M&A professionals will be generated through better understanding the views from the other side of the Atlantic, through new M&A insights from other industries and from experts working in consulting and finance. Thus, it is also of high value to all those working on partnerships between the USA or Germany and any other country. The book deals with many different aspects, starting from overall strategies, and ending up with lessons learnt from the special cases. Reflecting behavioural, economic or legal aspects, there are articles showing one side only to work out country or industry specifics and others comparing the nationally different systems and surroundings.

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book
Author : Leo Appleton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 1000352145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries Book
Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Sever Bordeianu
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2018-08-03
ISBN : 144085940X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive book covers the philosophy behind RFPs to prime readers to understand how to most effectively write them and provides instruction on navigating the submission process as it applies to multiple types of libraries. • Teaches readers how to acquire an appropriate product from a vendor at the lowest price • Provides practical examples of questions to use in various RFPs as well as lessons learned • Includes sample RFPs and evaluation materials • Incorporates perspectives of librarians and vendors with experience in various aspects of the RFP process

Gender Mainstreaming in Skills Development

Gender Mainstreaming in Skills Development Book
Author : United Nations Development Programme
Publisher : United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD)
Release : 2019-10-23
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gender Mainstreaming in Skills Development: Guidance Paper and Tools aims to harness the transformative potential of gender mainstreaming in skills development by taking a holistic approach involving guidance and good practices at the policy, sector and implementation levels. The guide explores potential opportunities for gender mainstreaming in skills development in India – one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and home to a large youth population.