Collection evaluation in libraries

Author: 
Duong Thi Phuong Chi, M.A.
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Purpose: This paper aims to provide an overview of collection assessment techniques useful for libraries. Main advantages, disadvantages and procedures for applying each assessment technique are explained.
Methodology/approach: The author performs a content analysis to understand how evaluators assess library collection.
Findings: Detailed descriptions are examined of the methods to develop guidelines necessary to evaluate library collection in support of their mission.
Practical implications: The paper encourages librarian to think how the collection aremeasured and provides information for libraries to use when developing library collection assessment processes.

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