One of the best ways to circumvent budget cuts is by fully understanding your value and selling it to those holding the purse strings. If we don’t know the numbers ourselves, how can we convince anyone that the services we provide are worth saving?
George Needham over at OCLC has compiled an awesome list of links for libraries to determine values for services. This is an excellent post and very timely. Even if you are not employed by a library, this list will give you great insight into how you should be thinking. Undergoing these kinds of studies and number crunching exercises is a great first step in ensuring your organization’s survival in hard times.