Evaluation of the use of the collections

In order to improve the services to the public, it is essential to evaluate how they use the collections. In a library with free access that does not loan out the collections, this evaluation requires setting up a specific system.

Thus, since 2001, at regular intervals, generally once a year, the Bpi organises “test-weeks” during which the consultations are recorded and processed by computer. The data collected are then analysed statistically.


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The Test-Weeks

Published on 2014/09/29
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The “test-weeks” are periods of one to two weeks during which on-site consultation of the collections are observed and assessed. This system is based on reading and recording the bar codes of the actu...
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Background of the Test-Weeks

Published on 2014/09/29
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The test-weeks have been organised regularly at the Bpi since 2001:   2001: the large-scale test-week which covered all of the documents, on all supports (except for the periodicals) and took into acc...
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