In June 2009, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) retained Ithaka S+R to propose a comprehensive framework for the Federal Depository Library Program ("FDLP" or the "Program") in response to changes in the environment for information dissemination and usage. New approaches must take advantage of the opportunities presented by today's digital and networking technologies to deliver services to users more effectively, more broadly, and at lower cost. For this project, Ithaka S+R staff interviewed more than 80 individuals from 30 libraries, the Government Printing Office (GPO), and a number of other key organizations. The FDLP serves a variety of needs across a number of communities, and in this project Ithaka S+R has taken a systemwide perspective in an attempt to understand the needs of all stakeholders. This summary presents a high-level overview of the project's interim findings and recommendations.
Documents for a Digital Democracy: A Model for the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st Century Interim Summary
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This post is only part of a conversation I have been having with statistician and librarian and gentleman of many hats, Ray Lyon. We are discussing Total Survey Error. Non-response bias is only one of the pitfalls in poor survey methodology and the biased data some surveys reveal. I expect more will come on this […]
Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we launch the new survey cycle and begin collecting new data for the ARL Annual Salary Survey. The job categories have been revised and the new mailing is now available at arlstatistics.org! Let the data roll in! Martha Kyrillidou
Another fun highlight from yesterday was the way I became aware of the “Getting a Good Read” piece. So I receive an email from a Jefferson Public Library that is interested in LibQUAL+. Well, we do have a dozen brave public libraries that have implemented LibQUAL+ and surprise surprise — one of them is Jefferson […]