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ERIC Number: ED102994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Collection Evaluation in the College Library.
Abrams, Douglas M.
To find out to what extent the evaluation methods described in the professional literature are actually utilized by practicing librarians, a study was conducted of the collection evaluation practices in 111 libraries supporting four-year colleges. Three assumptions were tested; that collection evaluation in the population would be more heavily weighted toward the quantitative techniques; that evaluations would tend to be limited in scope rather than comprehensive; that evaluation activity would not be formalized by written final reports and recommendations. Data collected from questionnaires supported only the last two assumptions, which led to the conclusion that collection evaluation activities were more widespread in the population than had been expected, but that much of such activity was ineffective because of a failure to conceive of evaluation as a process. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Graduate Dept. of Library and Information Sciences.