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Evaluation of library performance: current developments in Estonia

Anu Nuut (National Library of Estonia, Research and Development Centre, Tallinn, Estonia)

Performance Measurement and Metrics

ISSN: 1467-8047

Article publication date: 1 September 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the development of practice and application of standards in Estonian research libraries.

Design/methdology/approach

The paper describes the following themes: evaluation of library performance; library performance measures: impact and outcome; and current developments in Estonia.

Findings

The research in this field needs to be improved, completed and developed on the national level in the following directions: implementation of internationally approved relevant research methods; the choice of methodology and tools appropriate for different library types; continuation of standardisation considering the electronic library evaluation; preparation of guidelines for the usage of indicators and their interpretation on the national level; development of data processing for research needs.

Originality/value

The paper offers insights into the current developments in library performance in Estonia.

Keywords

Citation

Nuut, A. (2006), "Evaluation of library performance: current developments in Estonia", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 163-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/14678040610713129

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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