Academic Libraries: The Lib-Value Thesaurus and Bibliographic Database
Here’s a potentially very useful 64 page reference resource (PDF) that might be useful when conducting research about library value measurement (value, outcomes, ROI).
This thesaurus comes from the IMLS-funded Lib-Value project and is designed to work with the Lib-Value Bibliographic Database but will likely be of value in many situations.
It contains more than 900 individual entries from library literature.
This thesaurus was compiled and organized by Miranda Orvis, Denise F. Quintel, Rachel Fleming-May from the University of Tennessee.
Access to the thesaurus and database are free.
Direct to Lib-Value Thesaurus (68 pages; PDF)
Direct to Lib-Value Bibliographic Database
Note: Many entries include links to the full text material and/or source to access it.
A Few Entries from the Lib-Value Thesaurus
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.