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Matthews, Joseph R.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 296 publications in 1 language and 16,519 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Library use studies  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z678.85, 025.04
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Most widely held works by Joseph R Matthews
Library assessment in higher education by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for library managers, this volume explains and clarifies the practice of assessment at academic institutions. Armed with this information, the library manager will be better prepared to assess library services in the context of the library's impact on student learning outcomes and research productivity."--Jacket
Public access to online catalogs by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evaluation and measurement of library services by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthews outlines and argues for a broader and more robust adoption of evaluation techniques in order to help library managers combine traditional internal measurements with more customer-centric measurements to form a truer picture of a library's value for its stakeholders and patrons
Choosing an automated library system : a planning guide by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic planning and management for library managers by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers library managers an overview of the role and responsibilities of strategic planning, addressing the goal of providing good service and identifying new ways to communicate the library's importance to its customers
The impact of online catalogs( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting on the future of academic and public libraries by Peter Hernon( Book )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders
Technology planning : preparing and updating a library technology plan by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book guides readers through the process of developing a library technology plan, illustrating the concepts and issues involved with the preparation of a successful technology plan, and outlining the purpose of and need for such a plan. It suggests a planning process that is suitable for all types and sizes of libraries, and that can be used in either the development of a stand-alone plan or as a component of a larger organizational plan."--Jacket
Automated circulation : an examination of choices by J. R Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of library automation: the agony and the ecstasy; Types of automated systems: choices in the marketplace; Specifications and contract negociations; Specifications and contract negociation: the view of the vendor; Automated circulation systems and data communications; Shared systems; Microcomputer-based alternatives; In-house developed systems: the Virginia tech story; The salem public library's in-house developed system; Figuring your costs; Alternative financing; Implementation; Database creation; Site preparation, requirements, and system maintenance; Public relations
Using online catalogs : a nationwide survey : a report of a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Reader on choosing an automated library system by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needs analysis; Considering alternatives; Selection process; The contract; Installing the computer; Implementing the system; The impact of automation in libraries
Measuring for results : the dimensions of public library effectiveness by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A library consultant considers the ways libraries can demonstrate their value and communicate this value with funders and patrons. Chapters focus on aspects of the library organization, such as the library's mission and values, its users, social benefits, economic impacts, and communications. Appendices discuss various types of value indicators
Getting started with evaluation by Peter Hernon( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workbook for managers at academic and public libraries presents an overview of evaluation and the types of metrics, linking them to strategic planning and infrastructure. It also features a detailed list of sources for metrics and concrete examples of evaluation in practice
Library information systems : from library automation to distributed information access solutions by Thomas R Kochtanek( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorecards for results : a guide for developing a library balanced scorecard by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bottom line : determining and communicating the value of the special library by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directory of automated library systems by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The customer-focused library : re-inventing the library from the outside-in by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encourages public libraries to update traditions, collections, and services to better reflect the customer's perspective; and discusses building design ideas, hiring guidelines, merchandising, Web sites, troubleshooting, and related topics
Service providers : ASPs, ISPs, MSPs, and WSPs by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Research-based planning for public libraries : increasing relevance in the digital age by Joseph R Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will help public library administrators, managers, and board members to better plan, strategize, and understand their communities, enabling public libraries to become dynamic, proactive institutions"
 
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Matthews, Joseph R.

Matthews, Joseph R. 1942-...

Languages
English (190)

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The evaluation and measurement of library servicesStrategic planning and management for library managersTechnology planning : preparing and updating a library technology planMeasuring for results : the dimensions of public library effectivenessLibrary information systems : from library automation to distributed information access solutionsScorecards for results : a guide for developing a library balanced scorecardThe bottom line : determining and communicating the value of the special libraryThe customer-focused library : re-inventing the library from the outside-inService providers : ASPs, ISPs, MSPs, and WSPs