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1 Go8 Librarians Why then we rack the value Building Value Frameworks for Academic Libraries The Australian National University 8 April 2010

2 Go8 Librarians Group of Eight Librarians initiative Cost-benefit study to assess in both financial and qualitative terms the value library-provided information resources deliver to their research communities commissioned by Group of Eight (Go8) university librarians conducted by Outsell, Inc.

3 Go8 Librarians Methodology Contingent valuation hypothetical scenarios willingness to pay

4 Go8 Librarians Web survey administered at The Australian National University The University of Adelaide The University of Queensland Validation outcomes confirmed through focus groups at Monash University The University of Melbourne The University of New South Wales The University of Sydney

5 Go8 Librarians Definitions Research community All university staff engaged in research (whether or not also teaching) and all postgraduate pre- and post- doctoral research students as well as research assistants working on behalf of such researchers Costs Costs incurred in providing information resources in both print and digital formats, for the research community Information resources Content only, both print and digital, made available to researchers by their universities

6 Go8 Librarians Response rate 1,175 valid responses (8.5%, with margin of error of ± 2.73%) 1,173 respondents completed all questions

7 Go8 Librarians Demographics

8 Go8 Librarians Demographics

9 Go8 Librarians Use of information resources

10 Go8 Librarians Use of information resources

11 Go8 Librarians Use of information resources

12 Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources

13 Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources

14 Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources

15 Go8 Librarians Time and money spent in using information resources

16 Go8 Librarians Present funding arrangements

17 Go8 Librarians Present funding arrangements

18 Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services

19 Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services

20 Go8 Librarians Qualitative questions about current services

21 Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources

22 Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources

23 Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources

24 Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources

25 Go8 Librarians Different funding scenarios for information resources

26 Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by university

27 Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by broad subject discipline

28 Go8 Librarians Additional analyses Analysis by type of respondent

29 Go8 Librarians Summary of main findings Qualitative

30 Go8 Librarians Summary of main findings Financial

31 Go8 Librarians Some conclusions Much Ado About Nothing, 4.I

32 Go8 Librarians Thank you Vic Elliott 8 April 2010


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