Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 77: 149-181 (2017)

原著論文Original Article

大学機関別認証評価・アクレディテーションにおける大学図書館の位置づけと役割図書館評価規格の活用を視野に入れてThe value and role of academic libraries within the framework of institutional certified evaluation and accreditation: Considering the use of ISO and JIS standards

筑波大学大学院図書館情報メディア研究科図書館情報メディア専攻Course of Library, Information and Media Studies, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba ◇ 〒112-0012 東京都文京区大塚三丁目29番1号 ◇ Otsuka 3-29-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012, Japan

受付日:2016年7月28日Received: July 28, 2016
受理日:2017年3月27日Accepted: March 27, 2017
発行日:2017年6月30日Published: June 30, 2017




Purpose: This study aims to clarify the position, meaning, and limitations of the evaluation of university libraries in processing certified evaluations and accreditations in Japan. This is done through a comparison with the United States model for certified evaluation and accreditation as well as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards concerning university library evaluation. The author also considered the framework of university library evaluation in processing certified evaluations and accreditations.

Methods: Based on the public documents of each institution, 1) documents on the standards for evaluation and accreditation were analyzed; 2) the role of the library was classified using Japan and U.S. standards for evaluation and accreditation; and 3) evidence of university library evaluations in accreditation in Japan and the U.S. was gathered according to ISO standards and Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) using comparative analysis.

Results: 1) University evaluation standards of Japan are of the “Composing element type,” while in the U.S. they are divided into two types, the “Composing element type” and the “Code of conduct type”; 2) the role of the library in the university evaluation criteria is categorized into “Facility type,” “Support type,” and “Integrated type”; and 3) library evaluation in accreditation (Japan–U.S.) and ISO and JIS standards are different in the evaluation of process, output, and impact.

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