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dc.creatorSidorko, PE-
dc.publisherPao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.rightsReproduced with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectReturn on investmenten_US
dc.subjectLlibrary valueen_US
dc.titleDemonstrating RoI in the library : the holy grail search continuesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dcterms.abstractPurpose: This article examines approaches by academic libraries in demonstrating return on investment (RoI).-
dcterms.abstractDesign/Methodology/Approach: As a participant in a recent international RoI study, the author reviews the various difficulties in developing a suitable methodology.-
dcterms.abstractFindings: Using grant income as the basis for demonstrating RoI, it was found that wide differences in results may be attributable to a number of factors related to the parent organization, the availability of grant funding and the country of the study.-
dcterms.abstractResearch limitations/implications: Further work is necessary to arrive at a suitable methodology for a diverse range of academic libraries.-
dcterms.abstractPractical implications: Library managers are alerted to issues and problems surrounding the development of return on investment methodologies.-
dcterms.abstractOriginality/value of paper: This paper will prove useful to librarians considering investing time and other resources in developing methodologies for demonstrating return on investment.-
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAcademic Librarian 2 : Singing in the Rain, ALSR 2010, Conference towards Future Possibilities, Hong Kong, 11-12 March 2010, conference proceedings, session 5A, p. [1-12]-
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