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DataBank: Pros & Cons of Various Methods

Pros and Cons of Various Assessment Methods

(1) The Cumulative Approach to Collection Evaluation is a good, clear summary of the benefits and problems of various collection assessment methods. Thanks to the Collection Development Policy Committee of Victoria University Library.




In-House Studies

Document Delivery Tests

and the Cumulative Method



(2) Assessment Measurements is a good, simple guide to evaluation tools and analyses that are especially useful to public and school libraries. It includes:

Size of Collections

Acquisitions Rates

Items per Student

List Checking

Expert Opinion