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ERIC Number: EJ1175053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
A Multilevel Approach for Library Value Assessment
Schwieder, David; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke
College & Research Libraries, v79 n3 p424-436 Apr 2018
As the volume of academic library value research has continued to increase, the resulting literature has grown complex and sprawling. This article takes stock of this body of work, using a review of the published research literature and an analysis of its organization and structure. This investigation reveals that the research on library value follows a "levels of analysis" framework, with three types of studies--small group, single institution, and multi-institution--comprising the major dimensions. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of studies at each level and propose a multilevel framework designed to improve the practical utility and scholarly rigor of academic library value assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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