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Collection Assessment

methods for qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation of collections across all disciplines and in all formats and make recommendations for standard assessment reporting

Welcome!

Welcome to the Collection Assessment Hot Team Report!

This guide is designed to explore methods for qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation of collections across all disciplines and in all formats and make recommendations for standard assessment reporting.

Hot Team Members:

  • Patti Cossard
  • Carleton Jackson
  • Glenn Moreton

Charge

Definitions: for incorporating collection assessment activities into all collection development librarians’ work plans

Literature Analysis: research that discusses documenting impact of collections and of collection development and management activities

Tools and Practices: identify alternative options for assessing a variety of collection types and a range of collection development activities

Checklists/Questions to ask before doing an assessment: for incorporating collection assessment activities 

Library Contacts: appropriate Libraries units that are able to help you with metrics and other reports

Bibliography: research in professional literature

Resource Links: helpful links to benchmark with peers, especially legislated and CIC peers

Recommendations: policies and procedures

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