Immediate influence or future benefit? The impact of national libraries

Roswitha Poll

University of Münster

Dr. Roswitha Poll was chief librarian of Münster University Library from 1987 to 2004 and now works in projects dealing with evaluation of libraries and information systems. She is member of several ISO working groups (statistics, performance and impact assessment, quality of museums) and chairs the group for national libraries.  


Purpose: The paper describes the actual and potential impact of national libraries: the various forms of influence, the target groups, and methods for assessing such impact. Design, methodology or approach: In 2009, ISO... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Roswitha Poll (University of Münster)

Topic Areas

Impact , Value , Methods


PA-7B » Archives & National Libraries (11:00 - Wednesday, 2nd August, Douglas Price Room)



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