Assessment of Impact and Value in the Academic Libraries

A literature review

  • Luiza Baptista Melo CIDEHUS - Universidade de Évora and Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina Dentária
  • Angela Repanovici Transilvania University of Brasov

Abstract

Librarians and academic libraries managers are questioning the growing risk of the academic library visibility because electronic scientific resources are increasing so fast. This paradigm may make libraries especially vulnerable when institutions have to make difficult financial decisions, such as cuts intended for specific departments or areas of activity. In the current circumstances, it is particularly important for libraries to be able to show that they function efficiently, but also that they provide services with impact and value to the success of institutional goals. There is a lot of literature of assessment academic libraries; here we present a brief literature review. In times of severe economic downturn and budget constraints these methods may still provide useful data for Library Advocacy. Negotiate and defend services by demonstrating their impact and value to the governments and society.

Published
2019-03-05
How to Cite
MELO, Luiza Baptista; REPANOVICI, Angela. Assessment of Impact and Value in the Academic Libraries. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 431-440, mar. 2019. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/490>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2020.