Accession Number:

AD0676188

Title:

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LIBRARY OPERATIONS AND SERVICES. PHASE 2: DATA GATHERING AND EVALUATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

THOMPSON (JOHN I) AND CO ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes 1 data and information collected to facilitate the development of criteria for the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of Army Technical Libraries 2 the findings on the mission and objectives of Army Technical Libraries 3 the areas in which adequate standards for performance are feasible, and 4 presents the tentative candidate criteria and proposed management techniques useful in implementing them. The criteria apply to 4 general aspects of library performance 1 Philosophical - criteria which relate to the enunciation of the reasons for the existence of the library. 2 Management - criteria which relate to the influence exerted on the efficiency and effectiveness of the library by management practices. 3 Services and products - criteria which relate to the outputs of the library and measures of service or product effectiveness. 4 Operations - criteria which are potentially useful as a basis for developing adequate standards for performance evaluation of the staffs professional actions.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE