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2015 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics for Carnegie Classifications: Associates of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate Colleges, Master’s College and Institutions, Doctorate Granting Institutions
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8919-7
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $599.00
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947 pages
8.5” x 11”
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8919-7
Year Published: 2016
AP Categories: P, PA
The complete data set from ACRL's comprehensive statistics-gathering project encompassing all academic libraries in one easy-to-use volume. Includes institutions in Carnegie classifications Associate of Arts degree granting, Master's Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. Data from 1,499 academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications is included. The core set of data consists of four major categories:
  • Collections: which includes titles held, volumes, and electronic books;
  • Expenditures: which includes library materials (one-time purchases and ongoing purchases), salaries and wages, etc.;
  • Personnel and Public Services: which includes size of staff, information service transactions, circulations, ILL, gate count, hours;
  • Collection trends: budgets, shifts in collection formats, types of materials collected, OER initiatives, institutional repositories, digitization initiatives, and shared print collections.
Purchase includes a complimentary subscription to ACRL Metrics (a $241 value) for one year.  ACRL Metrics is an on-line service providing access to ACRL and NCES academic library statistics (2000 to present) as well as a subset of IPEDS data specific to academic libraries. Questions? Please contact ACRL at

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