Library budgets and academic library rankings in times of transition

Johann van Reenen
2001 Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances  
NOTE: This is an early version of an article that is peer reviewed and published as: Library budgets and academic library ratings in times of transition. The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 2001, 14(4): 213-218 Abstract An analysis of the ability of a particular library to significantly increase its Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ranking in a reasonable time period is presented. A discussion follows to show why this is not a useful objective at a time when academic libraries
more » ... ademic libraries are transitioning to new types of products and services made possible by emerging technologies. There are various initiatives underway in the United States and Europe to create more meaningful performance measures for academic libraries.
doi:10.1108/08880450110408490 fatcat:iaqiagqs6vfrzhr2qfznkrnp4i