Title: A holistic approach to supporting academic libraries in resource allocation processes
Authors: Siguenza Guzman, Lorena ×
Van den Abbeele, Alexandra
Vandewalle, Joos
Verhaaren, Henri
Cattrysse, Dirk #
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2015
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Series Title: Library Quarterly vol:85 issue:3 pages:295-318
Abstract: E-content revolution, technological advances, and ever-shrinking budgets oblige libraries to efficiently allocate their limited resources among collection and services.
Unfortunately, this resource allocation is a complex process due to the diversity of data sources and formats required to analyze prior to decision-making, as well as the lack of
efficient methods of integration. The contribution of this article is twofold. We first propose an evaluation framework to holistically assess academic libraries. To do so, a four-pronged theoretical framework is used in which the library system and collection are analyzed from the perspective of users and internal stakeholders. The second contribution of this article is to present a data warehouse architecture that integrates, processes, and stores the holistic-based collected data. By proposing this holistic approach, authors aim to provide an integrated solution that assists library managers to make economic decisions based on an "as realistic as possible" perspective of the library situation.
ISSN: 0024-2519
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Research Center Accountancy, Leuven
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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