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The Culture of Evaluation in Library and Information Services : Chandos Information Professional - Dr. John Crawford

The Culture of Evaluation in Library and Information Services

Chandos Information Professional

Paperback Published: 14th March 2006
ISBN: 9781843341017
Number Of Pages: 204

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This practical book is written from the point of view of the practitioner, rather than the researcher. It presents current and recent work in the subject area in a way relevant to practitioners, researchers and students. The book includes practical examples of survey and research work and discusses honestly the practical difficulties involved. Aimed at an international audience, examples of good practice are drawn from a number of countries across the world.

  • An up to date review/summary of activity in the subject area
  • Provides international comparisons of library and information service evaluation activity
  • Provides practical/real life research and survey data useful to practitioners and academics which they can apply in their own situations

...a useful resource in all library and information management programes., Electronic Journal
I recommend it to libraries with any interest in evaluation., Electronic Journal

Overviewing the history of evaluation in library and information services; Reasons for and factors in evaluation; How survey and evaluation work is done; General satisfaction survey instruments; Parallel cultures of evaluation in higher education; Current and recent research in evaluation of library and information services; The evaluation of electronic information services; The challenge of information literacy and an afterword.

ISBN: 9781843341017
ISBN-10: 1843341018
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 14th March 2006
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.3