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Title: Use of statistics in management decisions
Author(s): Lance, Keith Curry; Sherlock, Katy
Subject(s): Library administration --Decision making Library statistics
Abstract: In using statistics in decision making, library managers can draw on five types of available data: library statistics, library salaries, employment outlook statistics, indexes of inflation and living costs, and demographic and economic data. In applying these data to management decisions, library managers can also utilize five strategies: taking the user's point of view, comparing libraries, tracking trends and making projections, indexing inflation and cost of living, and putting libraries in context. Each of these strategies is a proven success, and examples of their use are provided.
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In L.S. Estabrook (ed) Applying research to practice : how to use data collection and research to improve library management decision making (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October October 27-29, 1991): 40-51.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (33rd : 1991)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/630
ISBN: 878450904
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-15
 

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