ERIC Number: ED237089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities in the Pacific Northwest, 1980-81.
Lockwood, James D.
This report presents results from a survey of approximately 165 academic libraries in Alberta, British Columbia, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, based on 138 responses from 2-year college libraries, 4-year college and university libraries, law school libraries reporting separately, and miscellaneous academic libraries. The survey was conducted in order to compute data on all academic libraries in the region for comparison and inventory purposes on a timely basis. Data are organized into four categories: institutional characteristics, library collections, library personnel, library expenditures, and interlibrary lending and borrowing. Two main data tables reproduce responses to 16 of the 25 questionnaire items from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. Selected variables are analyzed, and an explanation of the analyses and recommendations for further analysis are presented. A discussion of the survey methodology describes the development and distribution of the survey questionnaire, the handling of returns, and calculations. Additional sections point out limitations of the method and the survey instrument, and offer recommendations for future surveys. A sample PNLA (Pacific Northwest Library Association) library statistics questionnaire with instructions and 13 references are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Corvallis.; Pacific Northwest Library Association, Baker, OR.