Pomen knjižnic pri evalvacijah in akreditacijah univerz v ZDA
Accreditation is an integral part of the autonomy of U.S. universities, which has changed, but also gained signiﬁcance through time. Whereas the evaluation of libraries used to be based upon their size, they are now evaluated based upon measures of their performance as deﬁned by ACRL, i.e. input, output and outcome measures. A crucial part is played by library standards, whose development is closely interlinked with the process of accreditation. IFLA is constantly improving library performance measures while putting user satisfaction ﬁrst. Increasingly prominent digital formats and new ways of communication call for a new approach towards the evaluation and accreditation of libraries.