ERIC Number: ED443441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ARL Statistics, 1997-98: A Compilation of Statistics from the One Hundred and Twenty-Two Members of the Association of Research Libraries.
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Green, Jonathan, Comp.; Blixrud, Julia C., Comp.
"ARL Statistics 1997-98" is part of a series of annual publications that describe collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 122 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The first section of the report includes several illustrative charts and discusses service trends (1991-1998); the decline of ownership, and monograph and serial costs in ARL libraries (1986-1998); the promise of access, and supply and demand in ARL libraries (1986-1998); expenditure trends in ARL libraries (1986-1998); and resources per student in ARL libraries (1986-1998). The body of the publication consists of ARL library data tables for 1997-98 that provide statistics and summary data on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. An analysis of selected variables of ARL university libraries for 1997-98 and Ph.D., faculty, and enrollment statistics are given, followed by 18 rank order tables of university libraries for 1997-98. The ARL Statistics Questionnaire, footnotes to the ARL statistics, a list of ARL member libraries, and bibliography are included at the end of the document. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Statistics, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.