ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

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To identify and promote useful qualitative and quantitative assessment measures that provide management information for the assessment of library collections both in the local setting and on the national and international level.. To promote better utilization of existing assessment measures available from vendors or publishers, as well as those developed by libraries.  To provide guidance to collection managers using assessment information to improve the management of electronic, print, and other library resources

Presentations from ALA Annual 2013: Revealing information about our collections: Taking a closer look

  • 1.  Presentations from ALA Annual 2013: Revealing information about our collections: Taking a closer look

    Posted Jul 16, 2013 11:25 AM

    This program highlighted four different approaches to evaluating and assessing collections:



    • Using SCOPUS To Study Citing Behavior For Collection Development
      Irene Ke, Psychology & Social Work Librarian
      University of Houston


    • Using Acquisitions, Circulation, and ILL Data to Study Collection Practices
      Forrest E. Link, Acquisitions Librarian
      The College of New Jersey Library


    • What’s the Big Deal? Collection Evaluation at the National Level
      Clare Appavoo, Executive Director Officer
      Canadian Research Knowledge Network


    • Mine or theirs, where do users go? A comparison of collection usage at locally hosted platforms versus publisher platforms
      Juleah Swanson, Acquisitions Librarian for Electronic Resources
      Ohio State University Libraries


    The presentations are attached.