The Culture of Evaluation in Library and Information Services

The Culture of Evaluation in Library and Information Services

1st Edition - February 28, 2006

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  • Author: John Crawford
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630847

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2006
  • Published: February 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630847

About the Author

John Crawford

John C. Crawford is a former trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. John is also the former director of the Scottish Information Literacy Project, and has published extensively in librarianship and history. He holds BA, MA, PhD, FCLIP and FSA (Scot) qualifications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

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