The book availability study as an objective measure of performance in a health sciences library.

@article{Kolner1985TheBA,
  title={The book availability study as an objective measure of performance in a health sciences library.},
  author={S J Kolner and Elisabeth Welch},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  year={1985},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={121-31}
}
In its search for an objective overall diagnostic evaluation, the University of Illinois Library of the Health Sciences' Program Evaluation Committee selected a book availability measure; it is easy to administer and repeat, results are reproducible, and comparable data exist for other academic and health sciences libraries. The study followed the standard methodology in the literature with minor modifications. Patrons searching for particular books were asked to record item(s) needed and the… CONTINUE READING

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