Lib-Value: Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries, Phase III: ROI of the Syracuse University Library

by¬†Bruce Kingma and¬†Kathleen McClure This study measures the return on investment (ROI) of the Syracuse University library. Faculty and students at Syracuse University were surveyed using contingent valuation methodology to measure their willingness to pay in time and money for the services of the academic library. Their travel time and use of the online library Read More…

Placing an Economic Value on the Services of Public Libraries in Suffolk County, New York (2005)

This report was conducted by the Long Island Association in June 2005. Funding was provided by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Snippet: Libraries confer both direct and indirect benefits to the communities in which they are located. For example, the use of libraries helps to create a literate population, which is an indirect benefit. While Read More…