New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

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This unique volume presents the latest scientific achievements of library researchers and professionals on the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Libraries. Scholars and professionals have now an information resource on methodological tools for library services. Except for the new technologies that facilitate the innovation of libraries, it is the underlying policy and functional changes that have the most lasting effect on the scholarly operation that explains why this volume is important in the field or market. It also explores in detail the areas covering library methodologies, marketing and management, statistics and bibliometrics, content and subject analysis, users' behaviors and library policies that play an important role at every aspect of library research in the twenty-first century. Contents:Assessing and Evaluating Reference: Views from the Academic Library Reference DeskQuantitative and Qualitative Methods in Library Marketing and Management: A Practical ApproachUsing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Digital Library Education and ResearchLibrary and Information Science Post-Graduate Student ResearchUsers and Their BehavioursAcademic LibrariesDigital LibrariesLibrary Applications and MethodologiesInformation and Learning Readership: Students, researchers, professors, library directors and professionals in library and information science. Keywords:Library Measurement and Metrics;Library Statistics;Qualitative Methods;Quantitative Methods;Library Management;Library Marketing;Information Management;Digital Libraries;Academic Libraries;Public Libraries;Institutional Repositories;BibliometricsKey Features:Integrating the various disciplines of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, the book adopts a conceptual framework that integrates the process of organizing information and the application of the methodsResearch papers and applications from all over the worldIt is a basis for teaching and research, for practical projects and further possible collaborationsMethodology In each country, IREX developed a survey tool to measure citizena#39;s perceptions of the library and their community, use of ... The sample was stratified by administrative units of Ukraine: 24 oblasts, Autonomous Republic of Crimea ( ARC), and Kyiv city. ... The most frequently used services are checking out books (18.7%), and reading reference materials in the library reading hall (8.7%).

Title:New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
Author: Anthi Katsirikou, Christos Skiadas
Publisher:World Scientific - 2011-08-31

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