DLF Digital Library Assessment Group in D-Lib Magazine

The May/June issue of D-Lib Magazine features an “In Brief” article on the DLF Digital Library Assessment Group. See: “A Community Effort to Develop Best Practices in Digital Library Assessment.”

If you would like to contribute to the work of this DLF Interest Group, please contact the article’s authors or join the discussion here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/digital-library-assessment.

About the DLF Digital Library Assessment Group

The Assessment interest group was created in 2014 in response to two sessions at the 2013 DLF Forum in Austin, Texas. The group is open to anyone interested in topics related to digital library assessment. From the Assessment Group wiki:

“Research and cultural heritage institutions are, as a matter of course, providing online access to converted and born-digital scholarly and cultural content. As the amount of that content continues to grow, there is an increased need to strategically standardize our assessment efforts.

The DLF Digital Library Assessment Group seeks to engage the community in developing best practices and guidelines for various kinds of digital library assessment.

We are concerned with:

  • determining how to measure the impact of digital collections;
  • developing areas of commonality and benchmarks in how we measure collections across various platforms;
  • understanding cost and benefit of digital collections; and
  • exploring how can we best collect, analyze, communicate, and share such information effectively across our various stakeholders—from collection managers to scholars.”


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