Research & Assessment Unit is a department within the Administrative Services Division of Cornell University Library. Research and Assessment Unit (RAU) assembles and assesses data to report on Library performance and to provide evidence and context for Library priority-setting and decision making. RAU provides four categories of services in support of high-priority, high-impact Library initiatives:

  • Report library performance statistics: RAU commissions data from unit providers and produces reports
  • Conduct research projects: RAU conducts in-depth literature reviews and applies other research techniques to produce topic-specific environmental scan reports
  • Conduct assessment projects: RAU designs surveys, focus groups, and other assessment instruments, administers them, analyzes and reports findings
  • Provide short-term consultation: RAU advises CUL projects in research and assessment design, execution, finding analysis, and reporting

For more information, go to the Research & Assessment Unit Web Page.

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Recent Submissions

  • 2011/12 Trends 

    Cornell University Library (2013-02)
    CUL trend data (2006/07-2011/12) on collections, collections use, services, facilities, staffing and expenditures.
  • 2010/11 Trends 

    Cornell University Library (2012-04)
    CUL trend data (2005/06-2010/11) on collections, collections use, services, facilities, staffing and expenditures.
  • 2009/2010 Annual Statistics 

    Cornell University Library (2011-03)
    CUL fiscal year input and output statistics on collections, services, expenditures, staffing, and facilities. Includes current and 6-year longitudinal data.
  • 2008/2009 Annual statistics 

    Cornell University Library (2010-03-01)
    CUL fiscal year input and output statistics on collections, services, expenditures, staffing and facilities. Includes current and 5-year, and unit and Library-wide data.
  • 2008/2009 Fact Sheet 

    Cornell University Library (2010-03-01)
    A ready reference subset of key data from CUL's Annual Statistics Report.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Academic Libraries in the Media 

    Entlich, Richard (2009-07-31)
    Research and Assessment Unit reviewed references to academic libraries, including Cornell, within the Chronicle of Higher Education, and noted their subject emphasis, level of detail, frequency of appearance, along with ...
  • 2008 NCES Academic Libraries survey: CUL's response 

    Cornell University Library (2009-05-19)
    Federally mandated, NCES collects data from degree-granting postsecondary institutions (~3,700) on a biennial basis. Data is collected on collections, services, expenditures, staffing and facilities. This PDF includes ...

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