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DataBank: Conferences: Assessment & Metrics


COLL-ASSESS  This listserv is devoted to topics related to collection evaluation and collection assessment.

SIGMETRICS is a listserv discussion group for academics, practitioners, commercial providers, government representatives and others that covers bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics, and also metrics as related to the design and operation of Digital Libraries and other information systems interpreted broadly. This is the listserv of the ARL group. Their blog is Like the Library Assessment Conference, the ARL listserv and blog cater more to public services-types of assessment and evaluation rather than collections-related analysis.


The following are conferences and communities for librarians with assessment and analysis responsibilities. These groups offer regularly scheduled events. Some emphasize assessment of public services and learning outcomes, while some give time to analyses of collections and finances, and others include institution-wide practices.

Assessment Institute Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Organized under the umbrella of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis International Society.

Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment ARL, University of Virginia Library, and Washington University Libraries.

Statistics and Evaluation Section International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).