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Using expected usage in space assessment projects

Using expected usage in space assessment projects AbstractDuring the spring 2017 semester, the staff at the Boston University School of Theology Library launched a space assessment project aimed at identifying underutilized and inefficiently used sections of the library to better meet the needs of users. Unsatisfied with patron count metrics like total patron count and capacity used, we implemented a statistic titled expected usage to quantify utilization of sections with proper context. The library made creative, cost-effective adjustments, and additions to seating in this section of the library, leading to anecdotally heavier usage; gate counts for the spring 2019 semester increased over 15% from spring 2018. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

Using expected usage in space assessment projects

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 16 (2-3): 9 – Jul 3, 2019

Using expected usage in space assessment projects

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 16 (2-3): 9 – Jul 3, 2019

Abstract

AbstractDuring the spring 2017 semester, the staff at the Boston University School of Theology Library launched a space assessment project aimed at identifying underutilized and inefficiently used sections of the library to better meet the needs of users. Unsatisfied with patron count metrics like total patron count and capacity used, we implemented a statistic titled expected usage to quantify utilization of sections with proper context. The library made creative, cost-effective adjustments, and additions to seating in this section of the library, leading to anecdotally heavier usage; gate counts for the spring 2019 semester increased over 15% from spring 2018.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1536-7975
eISSN
1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2019.1639512
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Abstract

AbstractDuring the spring 2017 semester, the staff at the Boston University School of Theology Library launched a space assessment project aimed at identifying underutilized and inefficiently used sections of the library to better meet the needs of users. Unsatisfied with patron count metrics like total patron count and capacity used, we implemented a statistic titled expected usage to quantify utilization of sections with proper context. The library made creative, cost-effective adjustments, and additions to seating in this section of the library, leading to anecdotally heavier usage; gate counts for the spring 2019 semester increased over 15% from spring 2018.

Journal

Journal Of Access ServicesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2019

Keywords: Assessment; data analysis; library space; space assessment

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