Awards for Excellence

Performance Measurement and Metrics

ISSN: 1467-8047

Article publication date: 1 December 2005



(2005), "Awards for Excellence", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 6 No. 3.



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Awards for Excellence

John Carlo BertotFlorida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

is the recipient of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for his paper

"Libraries and networked information services: issues and consideration in measurement"

which appeared in Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2004

AbstractThe Internet is an integral part of library service that can take many forms - an extension of library collections and resources through licensed and/or digitized content, a gateway service through public access workstations, or as a means through which customers can interact with the library through such services as digital reference. Along with these evolving forms of electronic library services, there is a need to examine our ability to engage in a multi-faceted assessment of network-based information services and resources that includes input/output evaluation approaches as well as those grounded in service quality, outcomes, and other frameworks as determined by the data needs of the library. Information professionals, and those relying on information professionals, face a number of challenges in the networked information resources and services environment. Meeting these challenges requires a variety of issues and strategies for libraries to consider, particularly when engaging in evaluation activities.

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