New Metrics for Research Libraries

In 2016, ASERL began a pilot project that will help libraries develop new ways to tell their story beyond traditional metrics such as circulation and door counts.  We propose to examine our existing metrics in new ways that emphasize how research libraries support teaching and learning.  The three-year pilot project plans to establish small groups of variables in three areas:  collection use, mediation services, and facility usage.  By the end of the project we plan to deliver a model for other libraries to use in telling their stories — a model that uses data already available to libraries.  You can access program documents in our repository available here.

If you would like more information about the project please contact Beth Martin, Visiting Program Officer, at

Participating Institutions Events
  • College of William & Mary
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Mississippi
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
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