ERIC Number: ED437983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Libraries: 1996. E.D. TABS.
Cahalan, Margaret W.; Justh, Natalie M.
Based on information from the 1996-97 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries survey, this document presents statistics on libraries in U.S. higher education institutions. Specifically, data are provided on: circulation and interlibrary loan transactions; public service hours; number served, number of reference transactions, and information service to groups; number of books, bound serials, and bound government documents held at the end of the year, and number of libraries by number of volumes; number of units and linear feet held at the end of the year and added during the year; number of unduplicated titles held at the end of the year; number of unduplicated titles added during the year; number and percentage of FTE (full-time equivalent) staff; total operating expenditures and number of libraries by category of total operating expenditures; library operating expenditures by object of expenditure, and salaries as a percentage of total operating expenditures; operating expenditures for information resources, equipment, and other selected expenditures by category; percentage of institutions with selected electronic services; and circulation, number of books and bound serials volumes held at the end of the year/added during the year, total staff, and expenditures per FTE student. An introductory section highlights selected results and summarizes the methodology. A copy of the questionnaire is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Reference Services, Tables (Data)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/academic.html. For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000326.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.