University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

An analysis of the ability of a particular library to significantly increase its Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ranking in a reasonable time period is presented. A discussion follows to show why this is not a useful objective at a time when academic libraries are transitioning to new types of products and services made possible by emerging technologies. There are various initiatives underway in the United States and Europe to create more meaningful performance measures for academic libraries.

Publication Title

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

213

Last Page

218

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Evaluation, Performance measures, Metrics, E-Metrics, Academic Library rankings, Association of Research Libraries

Comments

Pre-published version of a peer-reviewed and published article.

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