The library as strategic investment : results of the University of Illinois Return on Investment Study

@inproceedings{Kaufman2008TheLA,
  title={The library as strategic investment : results of the University of Illinois Return on Investment Study},
  author={Paula Kaufman},
  year={2008}
}
Around the world, libraries of all types face the challenge of demonstrating their value. This paper focuses on one approach to meeting this challenge in the academic library environment: articulating the return on investment (ROI) that accrues to a university when it invests in its library. While the specific metric chosen to identify at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—the contribution made by library resources to successful applications for grant funding—may not be relevant in… CONTINUE READING

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