Value of LIS study

  • A large scale study originally undertaken in North America in 1992 by Joanne Marshall
  • It became known as the Rochester study and was the first to demonstrate impact of hospital libraries
  • The approach was subsequently adapted and used in a range of other studies
  • In 2013 the study was updated by Joanne Marshall and conducted on a large scale across North America
  • The tool and data sets are publicly available: https://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value
  • Similar studies have been undertaken in the UK by Christine Urquhart and Alison Brettle