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Analyzing library collection use with Excel
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2007.
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viii, 167 p. : ill. ; 18 x 26 cm.


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E-Kitap 1382924-1001 Z678.88 .G74 2007 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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In this unique guide, two collection development experts show how to use Excel® to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making collection management decisions. Step-by-step instructions accompanied by screen shots allow anyone to use Excel® to quickly "crunch the numbers" that often bog down library use studies. Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel® gives library collection analysts the ready tools to

Process raw data into usable information Understand the varieties of possible analyses Identify the most relevant types of analysis for their collections Identify weaknesses and build on the strengths identified in their collections Illustrate circulation data using charts and graphs

This hands-on guide shows how to set up customized spreadsheets and processes all data into usable summaries. Librarians responsible for collection development in public, school, academic, and special libraries will learn why analyzing collection use is important and how they can analyze that use to better serve their patrons.

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Greiner and Cooper have produced a useful manual that will help analyze collection strengths and weaknesses and enable practitioners to make the most of data provided by their system administrators. While acknowledging that there are many ways to analyze collections and that analysis does not tell anyone what to do, only what to consider, they encourage yearly assessments for comparative purposes and to maintain responsiveness to users' needs. This is definitely a how-to manual, with step-by-step directions for entering data (or using data readily available from the IT folks) to create meaningful presentations to justify collection-management decisions. Chapters cover Excel basics as well as downloading and cleaning up data, analyzing circulation, and more. Although the samples use Excel 3, the overall ideas are meant to be independent of the software.--Jane, Sally Copyright 2007 Booklist