This is just a quick announcement that I've updated the Library Use Value Calculator - here's a rundown of the changes:
- Updated costs, in conjunction with staff from the MLA
- Added lines for ebooks* and music downloads
- Removed the distinction between magazines/newspapers browsed in library and those checked out (my feeling was, if they used them at all, it counts)
- Changed some wording and reordered the services to (hopefully) make things more clear - materials at the top, services at the bottom
- Added additional instructions on how to host or modify the calculator code yourself
I also wanted to add a "Share on Facebook" link, but I haven't tackled that yet. If anyone is looking for a project, let me know.
All of this is available at http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/librarycalculator. If you already had the calculator embedded in your library website, the updates will take effect automatically.
If anyone has any questions, or needs help with the calculator, please let me know.