Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OMBI 2008 Performance Benchmarking Report

OMBI 2008 Performance Benchmarking Report / Ontario Municipality Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI).

"Each municipality’s results are influenced to varying degrees by a number of factors, including:
• access: number and size of branches and hours of operation mean municipalities with lower population densities may require more library branches and more service hours to provide residents services within a reasonable distance
• collections: size and mix, as well as number of languages supported 
• programs: range of public programs 
• library use: mix, variety and depth of library uses and the varying amount of staff  resources 
• web services: availability and degree of investment 
• demographics: socio-economic and cultural make-up of the population served."