Assessment of Impact and Value in the Academic Libraries
A literature review
Librarians and academic libraries managers are questioning the growing risk of the academic library visibility because electronic scientific resources are increasing so fast. This paradigm may make libraries especially vulnerable when institutions have to make difficult financial decisions, such as cuts intended for specific departments or areas of activity. In the current circumstances, it is particularly important for libraries to be able to show that they function efficiently, but also that they provide services with impact and value to the success of institutional goals. There is a lot of literature of assessment academic libraries; here we present a brief literature review. In times of severe economic downturn and budget constraints these methods may still provide useful data for Library Advocacy. Negotiate and defend services by demonstrating their impact and value to the governments and society.