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 "...help 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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    2008/2009 ARL Preservation Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2009-11-30)
    This ARL survey collects data on the preservation/conservation efforts of ARL members. Data is collected on: staffing; expenditures; conservation treatments; and preservation reformatting. CUL did not gather most FTE and expenditures data for 2008/2009. As for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2008/2009 ARL Supplementary Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2009-11)
    ARL's supplementary survey serves as a testbed for new measures. Its current sections include: electronic books, use of networked electronic resources and services; library digitization activities; and volumes held collectively. (As is true for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included.)
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    2008/2009 ARL Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2009-11)
    This main ARL survey collects data on: collections; expenditures; staffing; services; and institutional characteristics. Three publications are created from this data: the ARL Statistics (which for CUL includes Law but not Medical); the Law Library Statitsics; and the Health Sciences Library Statistics. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2007/2008 ARL Preservation Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2009-05-19T15:42:07Z)
    This ARL survey collects data on the preservation/conservation efforts of ARL members. Data is collected on: staffing; expenditures; conservation treatments; and preservation reformatting. As for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2007/2008 ARL Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2009-05-19T15:37:12Z)
    This main ARL survey collects data on: collections; expenditures; staffing; services; and institutional characteristics. Three publications are created from this data: the ARL Statistics (which for CUL includes Law but not Medical); the Law Library Statistics; and the Health Sciences Library Statistics. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2005/2006 ARL Supplemenary Statistics survey: NO CUL response submitted
    Cornell University Library (2008-03-10T13:12:31Z)
    This supplementary ARL 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. (As is true for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included.)
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    2005/2006 ARL Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2008-03-10T13:10:43Z)
    This main ARL survey collects data on: collections; expenditures; staffing; services; faculty; and enrollment. Three publications are created from this data: the ARL Statistics (which for CUL includes Law but not Medical); the Law Library Statistics; and the Health Sciences Library Statistics. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2006/2007 ARL Supplementary Statistics survey: NO CUL response submitted
    Cornell University Library (2008-03-10T13:07:23Z)
    This supplementary ARL 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. (As is true for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included.)
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    2006/2007 ARL Preservation Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2008-03-10T13:03:56Z)
    This ARL survey collects data on the preservation/conservation efforts of ARL members. Data is collected on: staffing; expenditures; conservation treatments; and preservation reformatting. As for the main survey, for CUL, the Medical Library's data is not included. The instructions and input form are included.
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    2006/2007 ARL Statistics survey: CUL's response
    Cornell University Library (2008-03-10T12:55:31Z)
    This main ARL survey collects data on: collections; expenditures; staffing; services; faculty; and enrollment. Three publications are created from this data: the ARL Statistics (which for CUL includes Law but not Medical); the Law Library Statistics; and the Health Sciences Library Statistics. The instructions and input form are included.