January 20, 2022

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.