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ERIC Number: ED456857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0147-2135
ARL Statistics, 1999-2000: A Compilation of Statistics from the One Hundred and Twenty-Two Members of the Association of Research Libraries.
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Young, Mark, Comp.
This is the latest in 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). Of these, 112 are universities libraries; the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and private research libraries. ARL member libraries are the largest research libraries in North America, representing 15 Canadian and 107 U.S. research institutions. The academic libraries, which comprise about 92% of the membership, include 13 Canadian and 99 U.S. libraries. The total library expenditures of all 122 member libraries in 1999-2000 was more than $2.8 billion; from that, almost $2.2 billion was spent by the 112 university libraries and $680 million by the non-university libraries. An introduction discusses ARL statistics trends, including evolution of definitions; service trends; decline of ownership; and promise of access. Five graphs and five tables in this section provide ARL libraries statistics on: service trends, 1991-2000; monograph and serial costs, 1986-2000; supply and demand, 1986-2000; expenditure trends, 1986-2000; and resources per student, 1986-2000. The next section consists of ARL library data tables, 1999-2000, providing statistics with summary data for collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. A table of percentages and ratios, select indicators that describe the condition of ARL university libraries (1999-2000), is given, followed by Ph.D., faculty, and enrollment statistics and summary data. A final table presents a summary of rank for each university library in each of 18 categories for which rank order tables are prepared. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.