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DECIDE: decision support models and a decision support system for European libraries

The project involved libraries and 2 library systems developers in different countries in the investigation of needs and requirements for decision support and in the development and testing of a prototype system for libraries. The main impact lies in the promotion of the availability of decision support tools in libraries by providing a prototype system with decision support system (DSS) capability. DECIDE will advance research into requirements in this area. The main results are:
clarification of the relationships and differences between quality assurance, performance evaluation and resource allocation strategies and the circumstances in which they are needed;
tested personal computer (PC)-based DSS independent of any one library system; definition of potential standard models of DSS-related data collection, extraction, interpretation and presentation for use in a wide range of EU countries.

Additional information is available from website http://slsgate.sls.se/sls/decide.htm.

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