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ERIC Number: EJ875901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
Collecting and Using Networked Statistics: Current Status, Future Goals
Hiott, Judith
Library Quarterly, v74 n4 p441-454 Oct 2004
For more than five years the Houston Public Library has collected statistics for measuring networked collections and services based on emerging guidelines. While the guidelines have provided authority and stability to the process, the clarification process continues. The development of information discovery software, such as federated search tools and OpenURL resolvers, guarantees that the discussion will be an ongoing one for the foreseeable future. The library has begun to use the data to improve the overall performance of collections and services. As guidelines and instruction develop in these areas, the potential of this data to inform decision making is rich.
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Language: English
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