Bibliography: Impact and Outcome of Libraries

by Roswitha Poll

Last update: July 2018

Literature on library impact is still growing. Thanks to all colleagues who advised me of new publications. When this bibliography was last revised in February 2016, it had 624 titles; this version counts 739 titles. The interest today seems to highlight the influence on learning and research and on the social impact of libraries.

The new ISO standard ISO 21248 (Quality assessment for national libraries) that combines performance indicators and methods for assessing impact of national libraries has recently been approved in the DIS voting  and will hopefully be published end of this year.

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  • 2018 [English – PDF]

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Publications, Statistics and Evaluation

Last update: 29 October 2018