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|Title:||How to evaluate library collections: a case study of collection mapping|
|Author(s):||Merja Hyödynmaa, (Tampere University Library, Tampere, Finland), Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto, (Tampere University Library, Tampere, Finland), Hannele Nurminen, (Tampere University Library, Tampere, Finland)|
|Citation:||Merja Hyödynmaa, Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto, Hannele Nurminen, (2010) "How to evaluate library collections: a case study of collection mapping", Collection Building, Vol. 29 Iss: 2, pp.43 - 49|
|Keywords:||Academic libraries, Case studies, Collections management, Finland|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/01604951011040125 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Received: January 2010Accepted: February 2010|
Purpose – This article aims to illustrate a technique to map, evaluate and describe subject-based collections. The method was designed in collaboration among Finnish university libraries. The case study seeks to describe the application of this method in a multidisciplinary university library.
Design/methodology/approach – This case study presents the collection mapping method and its application in Tampere University Library, and shows how to gather data on subject-based collections and their usage.
Findings – The case study shows that the method can provide useful information on a library's subject-based collections. Using this information the library can describe and develop its collections and also present the results on the subject-based collections to the faculties concerned.
Originality/value – The article describes Tampere University Library's application of the method which makes it possible to map, evaluate and describe the library's collections.
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