The first step in the Lib-Value project was to develop a fact-based articulation
of all areas of value and ROI in academic libraries. Rachel Fleming-May and
Crystal Sherline of the University of Tennessee are in the final stages of
compiling a comprehensive bibliography on value and ROI in libraries of all
types. This extensive review of the literature informs the Lib-Value team, and
serves as a base for the end-product that Lib-Value will deliver: a customizable
set of models for determining value and ROI in academic libraries.
Amap of areas included in the Lib-Value study is based on three major functional
areas reflected in academic libraries: research, teaching/learning, and other social and
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AUGUST 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
Stakeholders
Collections
Services
Facilities/
Physical Space
Teaching/Learning
Research
Social/
Professional
E-collections
Special Collections/
Archives
Digitization
Institutional
Repositories
Interlibrary
Loan
Instruction
Reference
Cataloging/
Metadata
Information/
Learning Commons
Study Areas
Figure 1. Map of Functional Areas
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