ARL Releases “Collection Assessment” SPEC Kit
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently released “Collection Assessment”(SPEC Kit 352).
From the ARL Web Site:
This SPEC Kit explores which collection assessment methods, measures, and practices ARL member libraries currently employ. This study gathered information on which library staff collect and analyze data, for what purposes the results are used, with whom data is shared, how well assessment questions are answered. The survey also investigated whether the available methods, data, and tools are aligned with the purposes for assessing collections.
This SPEC Kit includes examples of job descriptions of library staff who are responsible for collection assessment, data collection and analysis policies and procedures, and examples of how collection data is used and shared with a range of constituents.
SPEC Kit 352 was written by Karen R. Harker and Janette Klein from the University of North Texas.
The full text of SPEC Kit 352 can be accessed here. A PDF version (180 pages) is also available. s
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