Association Academic Library Statistics

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Data

The Association of Research Libraries is a non-profit membership organization of research libraries, operating as a forum for exchanging ideas and as an agent for collective action. It focuses on “shaping and influencing forces affecting the future of research in the process of scholarly communication.”

ARL Statistics and Assessment Program

The ARL Statistics and Assessment Program defines and measures the contribution of research libraries to teaching, research, scholarship and community service.

ARL New Measures Initiative

The ARL New Measures Initiative is responsible for increasing demand for libraries to demonstrate impacts in areas important to the institution, and increasing pressure to maximize the use of resources.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Library Trends and Statistics

The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, is “dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.” Compiled by the University of Virginia Center for Survey Research, ACRL’s Library Trends and Statistics offer data in five major categories: collections, expenditures, personnel and public services, faculty and enrollment statistics, and supplementary statistics. ACRLMetrics offers data from ACRL and NCES as well as a subset of IPEDS data just for academic libraries. Data is available for purchase, or online to registered users.

Library Trends and Statistics Order Information

1999 – 2009


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