ERIC Number: ED355965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
ARL Statistics, 1991-92. A Compilation of Statistics from the One Hundred and Twenty Members of the Association of Research Libraries.
Daval, Nicola, Comp.; Brennan, Patricia, Comp.
This volume presents data for the U.S. and Canadian libraries that were members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) during the 1991-92 fiscal year. The ARL membership consisted of 108 university libraries and 12 public or private independent research libraries. Overall, the 1991-92 statistics offer a gloomy view of the traditional research library, with declining serial subscriptions and monograph acquisitions, fewer staff, budgets falling behind, or budgets barely keeping up with inflation. This view is relieved somewhat by the promise of access provided by interlibrary borrowing and lending. A lengthy table lists the member libraries, with statistics for several categories in the general areas of collections, interlibrary loans, and expenditures. A summary table indicates totals in these categories. Two tables provide (1) an analysis of selected variables of university libraries; and (2) Ph.D., faculty, and enrollment statistics. Eighteen tables then present rank order variables for member libraries. The questionnaire used to gather the statistics and its cover letter are included. Extensive notes (31 pages) add information to the tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Budgets, Economic Impact, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Associations, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Expenditures, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, Retrenchment, Tables (Data)
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (ARL members, $20 per year; non-members, $60 per year).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States