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Library Value Toolkit V2

Task Force Recommendations

"Image courtesy of [Master isolated images] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net".What do we think you should keep in mind?
 

Recommendation 1: Consider both quantitative and qualitative data in your overall plan.

Recommendation 2: Use existing data (usage, web stats), informal methods (observation, discussions) and formal methods (surveys, interviews)

Recommendation 3: Think about what you need to know and what is important to your users and stakeholders.

Measuring Value

glossary

Measuring value is complex. Let's start with an overview. This section offers more general resources to assist with planning your evaluation activities.

What is 'measuring value'?
In a nutshell, this covers the Why? What? and How? driving the process of determining indicators to measure outcomes and impact.
 

For more specific strategies for collecting data and measuring value, check out the sub sections:

  • Usage Stats
  • ROI
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Feedback & Surveys

 



The eVALUEd Toolkit provides a 9 Stage Process to follow. For this section, see in particular 1 to 6.

  • Decide the purpose.
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Decide what to evaluate
  • Choose methods
  • Collect Data
  • Analyse Data

 

Logic Model

To plan your evaluation activities, use this planning tool to connect activities to outcomes.
 

 

From: Cooper, I.D. (2011). Is the informationist a new role? A logic model analysis. J Med Lib Assoc. 99(3).