ERIC Number: ED472223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Measures for Electronic Resources (E-Metrics). Complete Set.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) E-Metrics study was designed as an 18-month project in three phases: an inventory of what libraries were already doing about data collection for electronic resources and an identification of any libraries that could provide best practice; identifying and testing data elements that could be collected and used as measures for electronic resources for both trends and benchmarking; and linking the use of electronic resources to institutional outcomes. Part 1 of this publication contains the background of the project and the report from Phase One, which documents an analysis of current practice among ARL member libraries regarding the collection of information on electronic resources. Part 2 contains the report from Phase Two, which documents the process by which a set of measures was field-tested by project participants, the project investigators' and participants' work with vendor statistics, and the resulting recommendations from the project investigators about which statistics and measures should be collected. Part 2 also includes a compilation of results from the E-Metrics vendor statistics field test. Part 3 provides an instructional module for institutions to use to train their staff to collect the statistics and measures recommended by the investigators, and Part 4 is the data collection manual for the recommended statistics and measures. Part 5 includes two papers regarding the linkage of measures to institutional outcomes, one by the project investigators and another, a commissioned paper on the analysis of accreditation standards of higher education commissions. An appendix presents a comparison of documents that currently have a separate standard for libraries and information sources with those that do not. Includes a CD-ROM containing the E-Metrics instructional modules in PowerPoint. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Collections, Library Development, Measurement Techniques, Nonprint Media, Research Libraries, Statistical Data
Association of Research Libraries, 21 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($100 for all five parts; $25 for each individual part). Tel: 202-296-2296; Fax: 202-872-0884; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.arl.org/stats/newmeas/emetrics/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.