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Collection Analysis & Assessment Guidelines
(2017)
  • Sally Krash, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Jessica Adamick, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Naka Ishii, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Rachel Lewellen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Steve McGinty, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Scott Stangroom, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Abstract
Responsible collection stewardship includes regular assessment of collection resources. This assessment should include, at a minimum, data from the following: academics & enrollment, acquisitions, circulation, interlibrary loan, and usage statistics. Collections-related data are currently collected in the UMass Amherst Libraries through various avenues and made available through Tableau software and other sources. However, there are no guidelines on how these data are used in decision making. This report will provide details of available data sources and make recommendations on how data can be used to inform collections decisions.
Publication Date
March, 2017
Citation Information
Sally Krash, Jessica Adamick, Naka Ishii, Rachel Lewellen, et al.. "Collection Analysis & Assessment Guidelines" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sallykrash/17/