Collection metrics is about measuring a library collection. Common metrics in libraries include circulation, collection age, and collection use. This chapter looks at accuracy and error rates of catalog records in integrated library systems, and using a statistical sample to audit the collection.
Now that we have an understanding of how materials flow through a library, we can discuss measuring that flow. A metric is a system or standard of measurement. In a later chapter we will talk about statistics, which are facts surmised by analyzing metrics. In other ...