Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Magazine survey

Measuring patrons' use of materials and services is a form of data collecting that is used routinely by libraries, and the information gathered is utilized primarily to evaluate and manage the various collections, and to improve service to the users.
From March 6-10 the staff of the Lane Memorial Library will be gathering statistics on the in-house use of the library’s magazine collection. While some patrons check out magazines, there are others who prefer to read the periodicals at the library. It is the latter group’s use of the collection that will be the focus during this time.
Rather than reshelving the magazines as they usually do, readers will be asked to place them in baskets that will be in the reading area. Signs will be prominently displayed to remind patrons.


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