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ERIC Number: ED494016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 57
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Academic Libraries: 2004. First Look. NCES 2007-301
Holton, Barbara; Vaden, Kaleen; O'Shea, Patricia
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents tabulations for the 2004 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). An academic library is defined as an entity in a postsecondary institution that provides all of the following: An organized collection of printed or other materials, or a combination thereof; a staff trained to provide and interpret such materials as required to meet the informational, cultural, recreational, or educational needs of the clientele; an established schedule in which services of the staff are available to the clientele; and the physical facilities necessary to support such a collection, staff, and schedule. This definition includes libraries that are part of learning resource centers. Branch and independent libraries are defined as auxiliary library service outlets with quarters separate from the central library that houses the basic collection. The central library administers the branches. In ALS, libraries on branch campuses that have separate NCES identification numbers are reported as separate libraries. These academic libraries are informational resources within degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States, including institutions that are eligible for Title IV aid and branch campuses of Title IV, eligible institutions. When academic libraries are referred to in this report, they will always be entities that are part of the degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States, including institutions that are eligible for Title IV aid and branch campuses of Title IV, eligible institutions. Two appendixes follow this report. Appendix A contains technical notes, survey methodology, methodology tables, and a glossary. Appendix B contains the survey questionnaire and instructions. (Contains 16 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Governments Div.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
IES Funded: Yes