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Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management
Charleston Conference (2015)
  • Ana Guimaraes, Kennesaw State University
  • Michael Luther, Kennesaw State University
In June 2015, the Kennesaw State University Library System launched a pilot implementation of a newly-conceived Collection Assessment Plan. The plan follows a 5-year rotating schedule for systematically reviewing print holdings of KSU Libraries. The plan is broad in scope. It spans multiple library departments and integrates into operational workflows. This proposed model of collection assessment endorses the idea that assessment is best employed when fully integrated into collection workflows and procedures, and distributed among staff who make decisions about selection and withdrawal. Ultimately, the plan seeks to provide a structure for improved decision-making and strategic collection growth, while recognizing that no single metric is sufficient to serve all of these roles. Rather, it investigates multiple aspects of the collection, including use, patron perception, holdings analysis, areas of existing need, core title list comparisons, and peer benchmarks.
  • Collection Assessment
Publication Date
November, 2015
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Citation Information
Ana Guimaraes and Michael Luther. "Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management" Charleston Conference (2015)
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