“Sixty Minutes To Save Libraries”: Gathering Evidence to Demonstrate Library Services’ Impact and Value
Posted by Brian Kelly on November 16th, 2010
A session on ““Sixty Minutes To Save Libraries”: Gathering Evidence to Demonstrate Library Services’ Impact and Value” was held at the Mashspa event held in Bath on 29 October. This session attracted participants from both academic and public libraries.
A report on the session has been published on the UK Web Focus blog. In brief:
- There was agreement on the need to provide evidence on the value of libraries
- There were concerns by some that evidence was not being gathered.
- It was recognised that academic libraries gather evidence which is colleated by and published by SCONUL.
- There were concerns that the data was not publicly available and the reports had to be purchased at a cost of £80.