The effective management of academic library resources is of paramount importance,
especially at a time when budgets are under ever increasing pressure. Correspondingly,
there is a continuing requirement for methodologies and information to assist in the
formulation of strategies which will at least facilitate the defence of budgets, at best justify
differing or improved service, and generally maximise the existing resource base. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University. This Thesis consists of copies of separate publications. It has been redacted for reasons relating to the law of copyright. For more information please contact the author.