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“Quick and Clean”: A Fast Path to Library Spreadsheet Systems

Marilyn E. Barnes (Library Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 January 1995



Libraries need to develop information processing systems for evaluation, budgeting, planning, and operations. Electronic spreadsheets lend themselves to a variety of applications, but are time‐consuming to create. A model template and macros that can be used in many different types of library data analysis have been developed here. The procedures demonstrated here can build an essential set of tools for meeting fundamental goals of administrative efficiency, effective use of library resources, staff motivation, and rational policy making.


Barnes, M.E. (1995), "“Quick and Clean”: A Fast Path to Library Spreadsheet Systems", The Bottom Line, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 38-50.




Copyright © 1995, MCB UP Limited

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