[Libs-Or] new library science books available for ILL from the Oregon State Library

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Sep 19 14:17:11 PDT 2011

The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.
[book 1.jpg]White, Andrew C. and Kamal, Eric Djiva.  E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals: How to Use Data for Managing and Evaluating Electronic Resource Collections.   New York:  Neal-Schuman, 2006.   025.284 White    isbn 1-55570-514-6
Designed to introduce readers to e-metrics ("the measurements of the use and activity of networked information"), this book is made up of 10 chapters that are divided among three major sections. Part 1 supplies a definition of e-metrics, explores their use in libraries, and discusses vendor-supplied electronic data reports. Part 2 explains why libraries need e-metrics, focusing on how they can be used for public relations, collection management, and library administration. Part 3 offers ways that libraries can build local e-metrics. Chapters cover the capturing and processing of statistics, infrastructure and technical requirements, and staffing needs. With its coherent structure, well-articulated language, and illustrative material (tables, figures, and examples), this book has much to recommend it. The authors are successful in elucidating a subject that may seem daunting and abstract to the uninitiated. Overall, an important resource for all librarians and information professionals.

[book2.jpg]Brophy, Peter.  Measuring Library Performance: Principles and Techniques.  London: Facet, 2006.  025.58 Broph   isbn 978-1-85604-593-3
Measuring library performance requires multiple perspectives and various methods of evaluation. Brophy's innovative approach ensures that user's opinions, economic factors, and staff input are all taken into account. He demonstrates how both traditional and electronic services can be evaluated and helps professionals learn to gather data; quantify outputs; evaluate systems; and utilize benchmark, standards, and balanced scorecard methods of evaluation. There is also advice for leveraging findings for staff training and development. With a start-to-finish approach, this manual will help you evaluate and improve your library effectively.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone: (503)378-5027
fax: (503)378-6439

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