Using economic data to demonstrate the value of the library

  • Melissa Lamont San Diego State University

Abstract

 Libraries have always collected data from the number of books to the number of web page views.  These statistics do not give a complete accounting of the library’s value.  To fully demonstrate the value of libraries, and justify budgets, librarians have increasingly turned to economic valuations.  Yet, economic valuations are challenging for non-profit, cultural and educational institutions.  This paper reviews the positive and negative aspects of economic valuation for libraries.  

Published
2017-06-06
How to Cite
LAMONT, Melissa. Using economic data to demonstrate the value of the library. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 69-75, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/227>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.