Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | July 22, 2013

Taking Our Measure: The Correlation of Metrics and Leadership by Charles Henry

  • Measuring is parcel to higher education and librarianship. We have lived with and by statistical counts for decades: our citation indices can determine an individual’s promotion and tenure just as annual assessments of library acquisitions, expenditures, and subscriptions can determine an institution’s ranking. These numbers, in turn, can influence a scholar’s future choices or an organization’s strategic planning. In this respect metrics are not simply a capture of past activity, but can have a contributory causal effect on future actions as well.

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