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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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ER&L 2012 | April 2–4, 2012 | Austin, Texas and Online

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Calculating Value: The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing the University of Colorado ROI Study

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM–10:35 AM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon D/E

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Collection Development and Assessment


Return on investment (ROI); Cost benefit analysis (CBA)

Learning Objectives

• Learn how to implement a ROI/CBA study at their library • Calculate the cost benefit analysis of their library collections in support of faculty research


This presentation describes the pros and cons of various qualitative and quantitative methodologies for analyzing faculty use of library collections. Participants will learn about variables used in calculating ROI and strategies for implementing a similar study at their own institution.


Gabrielle Wiersma, University of Colorado Boulder, University Libraries
Denise Pan, University of Colorado Denver, Auraria Library
Leslie Williams, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library
Yem Fong, University of Colorado Boulder, University Libraries