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Library Assessment Conference Proceedings, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2005, proceedings of a conference co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Alexander Technological Educational Institution Library of Thessaloniki. [PDF file is 3MB]

NISO Standard Z39.7—The Evolution to a Data Dictionary for Library Metrics and Assessment Methods, by Denise Davis in Serials Review, Volume 30, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 15-24.

Sense-Making the Information Confluence: The Whys and Hows of College and University User Satisficing of Information Needs, IMLS-funded project, Ohio State University School of Journalism and Communication, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, 2003

How Libraries and Librarians Help, University of Michigan and University of Washington, 2002

Putting Outcome Evaluation in Context: a Toolkit, IMLS-funded project, University of Michigan and University of Washington, 2002

The Academic Library in the American University, by Stephen E. Atkins, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Libraries Digital Repository

Statistics, Measures and Quality Standards for Assessing Digital Reference Library Services: Guidelines and Procedures, a handbook developed as a result of a study by the Information Institute of Syracuse and the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University.

Using Sampling to Assess Library Collections, by Jim Self, December 2001

New Collections: New Marketplace Relationships, by Martha Kyrillidou, 1999

Planning Document, presented to the Statistics and Measurement Committee, October 1995