Evaluation Efficiency of University libraries though Data Envelopment Analysis

DEA를 이용한 대학도서관의 효율성 평가 -프랑스의 대학도서관을 대상으로-

  • Published : 2004.06.01


In order to appreciate the varied activities of university libraries, this study assesses their efficiencies in the process of production and utilization of their services for two consecutive years, 1999 and 2000. Using a Data Envelopment Analysis with exogenously fixed factors, this study analyses separately efficiencies identified. The results show that efficiencies of libraries appear differently according to the year of evaluation, the dimension of evaluation as well as the difference of statute. The specialized libraries as CADIST are definitely higher in terms of use of services. In addition, inefficiency is mainly due to deficits of production of outputs rather than excesses of utilisation of inputs. For example, time devoted to user's training constitutes the most significant potentiality of increase in the production of services.


DEA;University Libraries;Evaluation of University Libraries;Evaluation Efficiency;Data Envelopment Analysis


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