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Applying quantitative methods to e-book collections

Author: Melissa J Goertzen; ALA TechSource,
Publisher: Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, [2017] ©2017
Series: Library technology reports, v. 53, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"Collection development activities that involve electronic content require knowledge of quantitative research methods. The ability to calculate cost per use, identify usage trends, and provide evidence for collection development decisions are essential skills in the digital age. Because of the dynamic nature of electronic resources, particularly e-books, it has been challenging to create standardized methods that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa J Goertzen; ALA TechSource,
ISBN: 9780838959879 0838959873
OCLC Number: 990347848
Notes: "MAY/JUNE 2017"--Cover.
Description: 31 pages : tables ; 28 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Analyzing e-book collections in the digital age --
Chapter 2: Establishing a foundation --
Chapter 3: Introduction to quantitative research and data --
Chapter 4: Putting it into practice --
Chapter 5: Translation of quantitative results to collection development policies --
Chapter 6: Conclusion.
Series Title: Library technology reports, v. 53, no. 4.
Responsibility: Melissa J. Goertzen.


Demonstrates how to develop an evaluation framework for e-book collections using readily available quantitative data sources. This report will guide you through the quantitative analysis process and  Read more...


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