72 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Collection Assessment Librarian accomplishes to educate and train colleagues, the greater capacity
everyone in the library will have to do some level of assessment in the subject-area collections of which
they are expert.
Statistics collection and assessment/analysis should be handled in the same department.
System improvements and the ability to anticipate what data will be needed.
The difficulty of getting all of the data in one place and making sure that it is shared out to
all stakeholders
The time it takes to preform gathering and analysis.
This SPEC survey has revealed the need for much greater documentation of our processes.
We are developing a collections assessment plan that integrates our general collections (print and
electronic), special collections, archives, and digital collections. We would like to put in place a regular,
systemic review of all continuing resources and standing orders informed by cost and use data.
We need (and are working on) better coordination of a rather distributed set of processes. We also need
to understand better, as a library, what the goals of our collection assessment activities are and what
outcomes we would like to see.
We need more efficiently organized data (or more staff to work with it) so that we don’t seem to be
starting from scratch with each project.
We would like a process that is more formal than the one we use. In addition, an ERM would be
greatly beneficial.
We’d like to be able to make the data more accessible.
Working with reporting entities such as ARL, ACRL, IPEDS to clarify and simplify.
58. If an evaluation has not been conducted or there is currently no process for regularly assessing the
library collections, please indicate the reason. Check all that apply. N=3
Insufficient staff 2 67%
Lack of time 2 67%
Insufficient technical infrastructure 2 67%
Inadequate funds 1 33%
Inadequate staff skills 1 33%
Lack of perceived value 1 33%
Lack of interest 0 0%
Lack of administrative support 0 0%
Other reason 2 67%
Please briefly describe the other reason. N=2
Need tools and data that support decision-making.
Options often are not cost effective in terms of time and effort, while output/results are often
problematic and therefore not useful.
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