ERIC Number: ED096944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Longitudinal Study of the Costs and Benefits of Selected Library Services: Initial Exploration and Framework. Working Discussion Document No. 74/6-1.
Wills, Gordon; Oldman, Christine
The purpose of the investigation is to identify an operationally viable research methodology for assessing the value derived from selected library services at Cranfield Institute (England) and to evaluate and comment on the costs of providing such value. Four population groups are critical in the development of the expected value of library services. These are the library policy makers, the library staff, the faculty, and the students. Field studies were carried out for students in management and mechanical engineering. The four populations were investigated by means of interviews and attitude surveys. Proposals for the continuation of this research are made. (WH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Libraries, Cost Effectiveness, Engineering Education, Information Systems, Librarians, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Research, Library Science, Library Services, Longitudinal Studies, Use Studies
The Executive Assistant, Marketing and Logistics Research Centres, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield Bedfordshire MK430AL, England
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cranfield Inst. of Tech. (England). School of Management.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)