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NIST Research Library Benchmark Study, 2001: Summary Report



P J. Deutsch, Diane Cunningham, L A. Greenhouse, Susan L. Makar, W F. Overman, Susan A. Sanders, Barbara P. Silcox


In 2002, the NIST Research Library of the Information Services Division, Technology Services, benchmarked itself against other science and technology libraries. These libraries had similar focus areas and were comparable in size. The study compared library budgets, collection sizes and costs, staffing, and library services. This report outlines the methodology used. Significant findings are documented and further implications for the Research Library are addressed. Lessons learned from the study are also discussed.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7008
Report Number


benchmark, budget, collection, document delivery, information center, Information Services Division, library, NIST, NIST Research Library


Deutsch, P. , Cunningham, D. , Greenhouse, L. , Makar, S. , Overman, W. , Sanders, S. and Silcox, B. (2003), NIST Research Library Benchmark Study, 2001: Summary Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008