Value of libraries - ANU Outsell persentation

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Value of libraries - ANU Outsell persentation

  1. 1. Go8 Librarians Study of Value Frameworks for Academic Libraries The Australian National University
  2. 2. Go8 Librarians Group of Eight Librarians initiative The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. The Go8 Librarians network undertakes collaborative projects • http://www.go8.edu.au/go8-members/go8-committees/go8-lib
  3. 3. Go8 Librarians Group of Eight Librarians initiative Cost-benefit study to assess in both financial and qualitative terms the value library-provided information resources deliver to their research communities • commissioned by Group of Eight (Go8) university librarians • initiated by Vic Elliott • conducted by Outsell, Inc.
  4. 4. Go8 Librarians Methodology Contingent valuation • hypothetical scenarios • willingness to pay
  5. 5. Go8 Librarians Web survey • administered at The Australian National University The University of Adelaide The University of Queensland Validation • outcomes confirmed through focus groups at Monash University The University of Melbourne The University of New South Wales The University of Sydney
  6. 6. Go8 Librarians Definitions Research community • All university staff engaged in research (whether or not also teaching) and all postgraduate pre- and post- doctoral research students as well as research assistants working on behalf of such researchers Costs • Costs incurred in providing information resources in both print and digital formats, for the research community Information resources • Content only, both print and digital, made available to researchers by their universities
  7. 7. Go8 Librarians Response rate 1,175 valid responses (8.5%, with margin of error of ± 2.73%) 1,173 respondents completed all questions
  8. 8. Go8 Librarians Demographics
  9. 9. Go8 Librarians Demographics
  10. 10. Jo u rn al a rt icl e s( ac ad e m ic ,s ch o la r ly Go8 Librarians Ab ,t st ec ra hn ct ica s, in l ,. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 de .. xe s an d Bo bi Co b lio ks o nf gr er ap en hi Ph Go ce es ys ve pr ic rn oc al m ee au en di di tp ng o- vi ub s su lic al Te at m ch io ns ed ni ia ca St (C lp an Ds ap da ,D er rd VD s sa s, nd et sp c. ) ec ifi ca t io ns O Use of information resources th er Pa te n ts B1: Use of print or physical information resources Never Frequently Sometimes
  11. 11. Jo urnDa al a t a rt i ba cle se s s ( (a c e. a g. de ab mi st c r a , sc Go8 Librarians Da ct ho s, ta in lar l se d e y, ts xe t. . (e 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 0 .g Co sa . .n n nd um fer b. er enc .. ic e Go da pr Bo ve t a oc ok rn , s ee s ur di m e n ve y ngs tp s, ub et Te c. St lic ) a n A chn at da ud ic io rd io a l p ns s a -v a nd isu pe r sp al m s ec e ifi dia ca t io ns Pa te nt s O th er B2: Use of electronic information resources Never Use of information resources Frequently Sometimes
  12. 12. Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources C1: Time devoted to use of information 500 resources 450 400 350 300 250 500 200 450 150 100 a. Print 400 50 0 b. Electronic 350 Less 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-40 Over 300 than 1 hours hours hours hours hours 40Axis Title 250 hour a. Print hours 200 b. Electronic 150 100 50 0 Less 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-40 Over 40 than 1 hours hours hours hours hours hours hour
  13. 13. Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources Time and money spend using information resources 800 700 600 500 Axis Title a. Print 400 b. Electronic 300 200 100 0 None 1-5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Over 50
  14. 14. Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources
  15. 15. Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources
  16. 16. Go8 Librarians Present funding arrangements
  17. 17. Go8 Librarians Present funding arrangements
  18. 18. Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services
  19. 19. Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services
  20. 20. Jo u rn al a rt i cle s Ab (a c a Ov st ra dem er cts ic all , i , s ra nd ch ng ex ola e es rl of , a y , inf nd te or b chn Da m ibl ic ta at io a l Co io g r ... 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 se n r ap Go8 Librarians ts Go nfe es hie (e ve ren ou s .g rn ce rc .n m p um e n ro B e s er T t p ce oo St ic e u ed ks an da ch bl in da A t a, nica icat gs rd ud su l p ion s a io rve a s nd -vi ys per sp sua , et s ec l m c. ific e ) at dia io P a ns te n Ot ts he r Not applicable Meets my needs well Meets my needs adequately Often fails to meet my needs Sometimes fails to meet my needs
  21. 21. Jo u rn al a rt i cle s Ab (a ca st de ra cts mic , in , sc Ov de ho er xe lar all s, l ra an y, te ng d e bi chn Go8 Librarians of b l ic iog a . 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 Da inf ra . ta or ph se Co ma ies ts n f t io (e e n .g Gov ren re Boo .n e s um rn ce p our ks er me roc ce s ic nt e da pu ed t a bl ing , s ic ur ati s St Te ve on an c y s da A u hni s, et rd dio ca l c. ) s a -v pa nd isu pe sp al m rs ec Ease of access ific e di at a ion s Pa te nt s Ot he r my needs adequately meet my needs Not applicable Meets my needs Sometimes fails to Often fails to meet Meets my needs well
  22. 22. Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services
  23. 23. Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources
  24. 24. Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources
  25. 25. Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources
  26. 26. Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources
  27. 27. Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources
  28. 28. Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by university
  29. 29. Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by broad subject discipline
  30. 30. Go8 Librarians Subject analysis: hours of use 25 20 15 10 5 0 Hours per week using electronic information resources So m an ll l S ces l s ies Ph ife S es es Hu era nc it nc ica ie n Hours per week using printed Ov cie cie c information resources cia L & ys ts Ar
  31. 31. Go8 Librarians Subject analysis: items used 20 15 10 5 0 Electronic items downloaded or printed cia an l cie es Lif cien s So m ral ys Sc es es l s itie l S nc Ph e c nc Hu ve ica ie O Printed items borrowed, copied or consulted & ts Ar
  32. 32. Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by type of respondent
  33. 33. Go8 Librarians Summary of main findings Qualitative
  34. 34. Go8 Librarians Summary of main findings Financial
  35. 35. Go8 Librarians Some conclusions Libraries • Provide a significant return on investment to university researchers • The electronic environment provides an even more critical role of libraries • This will change regularly and our value needs regular reassessment • We need to review our services in light of the findings of then study.
  36. 36. Go8 Librarians Thank you Vic Elliott 8 April 2010

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