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ERIC Number: ED495696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 218
Abstractor: Author
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Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Data File: Fiscal Year 2004. (Public Use). NCES 2007-343
Schmitt, Carl M.; O'Shae, Patricia; Vaden, Kaleen; Williams, Jeffrey W.
National Center for Education Statistics
This manual describes the methods, procedures, techniques, and activities that were used to produce the Academic Library Survey of 2004 (ALS:2004). This manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the ALS data. Included in the manual are the following: (1) an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; (2) an account of instrumentation; (3) a summary of the data collection methodology and results, including detailed response rates; (4) a description of data preparation and processing activities; and (5) an overview data file structure and contents. In addition, there are a number of appendices. The ALS: 2004 provides information pertinent to libraries at 3,889 degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions throughout the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. Appended are: (1) Glossary; (2) Record Layout; (3) Survey Instrument; (4) Crosswalks; (5) Edits and Imputations; (6) Response Rate Tables; (7) Comparison of Reported and Imputed Values; (8) Frequency and Continuous Variable Statistics; and (9) Academic Libraries Survey Tutorial. (Contains 3 tables and 10 footnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes