Performance Measurement and Metrics

ISSN: 1467-8047

Article publication date: 1 April 2002



Parker, S. (2002), "Editorial", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 3 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/pmm.2002.27903aaa.001



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A new year and a new publisher. I would like to thank ASLIB for encouraging us to publish the journal following the success of the Northumbria International Conference on performance measurement, and supporting us through the first years.

However, they decided to pass all of their academic journals on to Emerald so that the journals are able to take full advantage of the electronic future. I am pleased to report that we will be able to continue with the publication of the journal for the foreseeable future, in much the same style and tradition as with ASLIB, with the help and support of the new Emerald team

IFLA is in Glasgow in August and the Statistics Section together with the Section of Library Theory and Research have invited us to hold a "Northumbria Lite" day within their programme on 22 August. The programme will be devoted to "outcome" measurements and promises to be a very rewarding day. Roswitha Poll from Münster will open and introduce the workshop and Wanda Dole will sum up and conclude the day, before everyone rushes off to enjoy the spectacle of the Edinburgh Tattoo. For further details see a copy of the programme in End notes. We hope to see some of you there.

We are in the early stages of planning the 5th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement for Library and Information Services, which will be held in Durham 27-30 July 2003. This will precede the IFLA Conference that will be held in Berlin in early August. This will enable international visitors to attend the conference and see something of the historic and beautiful city of Durham before travelling on to the equally historic city of Berlin. The Proceedings of the 4th Conference, which was held in Pittsburgh in 2001, will be published at Easter and is eagerly anticipated. Copies will be available from the ARL.

The next edition of Performance Measurement and Metrics will break new ground. The edition will have a guest editor; Colleen Cook of Texas A&M University. Colleen is one of the team who have developed the LibQual+ methodology and the edition will focus on some of the outcomes of the implementation of LibQual.

Sandra Parker

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