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Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics

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This collection houses CUL-prepared data submitted to ARL, which collects data from its 123 members on an annual basis. Four survey titles are included here:

  • ARL Statistics: This main survey collects data on: collections; expenditures; staffing; services; faculty; and enrollment. Three publications are created from this data: the ARL Statistics (for CUL, includes Law but not Medical); the Law Library Statistics; and the Health Sciences Library Statistics.
  • ARL Supplementary Statistics: This supplementary survey serves as a testbed for new measures. CUL did not respond in 2005/2006 or in 2006/2007, but forms/instructions are included here for future reference. (For CUL, includes Law but not Medical.)
  • ARL Preservation Statistics: Collects data on preservation/conservation: staffing; expenditures; treatments; and reformatting. (For CUL, includes Law but not Medical.)
  • ARL SPEC Surveys: These surveys gather information and documentation on ARL libraries'current practices and policies, resulting in the publication of "SPEC Kits." ARL's objective in facilitating production of these kits is to " libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance."

Instructions and input forms are included with the statistics surveys.

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