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Academic Library Website Benchmarks 2013 Edition

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This report looks closely at how academic libraries are re-shaping their websites. The study is based on a survey of 56 academic library web staffs with data broken out by size and type of academic institution and other criteria. The 160 page study gives exhaustive data about academic library preferences in areas such as use of mashups, library social media sites, website staff and budgets, role of the college and library IT staffs, governance of the website, content entry policies, relations with the college IT and web staff, branding issues, college web conformity issues, preferences in content management systems, programming and scripting, division of web staff time among various priorities, use of blogs, listservs, email newsletters, rss feeds and other communication vehicles, use of and plans for federated search, search box presentation strategy, and use of cascading style sheets. The study also covers ease of use issues for library staff focusing on how easy it is to perform certain website-related tasks such as entry of the same content to multiple site locations, ease of inserting and positioning videos, and ease of inserting tabular materials, among other tasks. Other issues covered include but are not limited to: use of freelancers and consultants, sources of advice, use of social bookmarking tools and much more.

Academic Library Website Benchmarks

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Academic Library Website Benchmarks (ISBN 1-57440-094-0) is based on data from more than 80 academic libraries in the USA and Canada. The 125+ page study presents detailed data on the composition of the academic library web staff, relations with the college and library information technology departments, use of consultants and freelancers, budgets, future plans, website marketing methods, website revision plans, usage statistics, use of software, development of federated search and online forms and much more. Data is broken out by enrollment size, public and private status, Carnegie Class, as well as for libraries with or without their own web staff.

Academic Library Fundraising Benchmarks

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The 115+ page study looks closely at the fundraising practices and results of a sample of North American colleges and universities, providing detailed data and analysis on funds raised through grants, annual fund drives, wills, bequests and legacy rights, sale of books and other intellectual property, through efforts of friend of the library groups, events and fundraisers, and online campaigns and endowments, among other vehicles. It helps its readers to answer questions such as: how are libraries raising money? What percentage of academic libraries have their own development staff? What has been the impact of online campaigns? How effective are “Friends of the Library” groups? What percentage of grant revenue comes from corporations? How many special fundraising events do academic libraries hold each year?

Law Library Benchmarks

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Primary Research Group has published Law Library Benchmarks, 2008-09 Edition, ISBN #1-57440-104-1. Data in the report is based on a survey of 55 North American law libraries drawn from law firm, private company, university, courthouse and government agency law libraries. Data is broken out by size and type of library for ease in benchmarking. The study is available from Primary Research Group or from major book distributors worldwide. The report is available as a PDF, print copy, or through various site licenses.

Survey of Academic Library Use of Instructional Technology

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Survey of academic libraries, chiefly in the United States and Canada, on their use of classroom response systems (clickers); whiteboards, tablets, and other presentation aids; internet technologies such as instant messaging, blogs, wikis, podcasting, photo sharing, online simulations/tutorials, virtual classroom/reality software, virtual reference software, and course management systems; instructional budgets; instructional computer labs; and instructional furniture.

Survey of Assessment Practices in Higher Education

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The Survey of Assessment Practices in Higher Education presents results from an assessment benchmarking study with more than 80 participants. The study presents data on college assessment efforts, including but not limited to: the size, budget and scope college assessment offices, salaries for assessment officers, number of employees working on assessment issues in and out of assessment offices, the use of standardized testing, types of tests used, use and type of remedial courses, use of incentives to take standardized assessment tests, use of instructor evaluation questionnaires and other methods of instructor evaluation, impact of assessment on merit-based pay, tenure and other personnel decisions; methods for evaluating adjunct and regular faculty; level of faculty involvement in assessment; impact of curriculum changes, use of survey software in assessment, use of assessment consultants, seminars and other services – and many other aspects of college assessment programs and policies.

Survey of Library Services for Distance Learning Programs

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The Survey of Library Services for Distance Learning Programs presents benchmarking data from more than 100 college libraries worldwide concerning their programs for serving their distance learning students. This 145 page report gives extensive data, broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges, and for U.S. and Non-U.S. libraries. Among the more than 500 tables of data presented is information about: use of real time chat and virtual reference services for distance learners; percentage of libraries that offer special classes for distance learners; future plans to offer information literacy courses to distance learners; policies on providing web pages, blogs or listservs that specifically serve the needs of distance learners; number of interactive online tutorials provided to distance learners; state of relations between the library and distance learning instructors; percentage of libraries with equivalent of library orientation program for distance learners; the role that libraries play in distance learning orientation; percentage of libraries that maintain agreements with other colleges to offer library services to their students; percentage of libraries with an official liaison to the distance learning program; percentage of libraries with a full time position devoted to distance learning; staff size for library distance learning staffs; policies on line item in the library budget for distance learning; evaluation of distance learners use of the library; evaluation of distance learners information literacy skills; distance learner attitudes towards the library; assessment of the reference needs of distance learners; electronic reserve policies for distance learners; spending on shipping costs to serve distance learners; library's primary means of shipping books and other materials to distance learners; library staff responsible for serving distance learners; provision of remote assistance by the library in how to use the courseware management system; level of access to library databases provided to distance learners; copyright issues; annual salary of librarians devoted to distance learning.

Library Use of E books

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Data in the report is based on a survey of 75 academic, public and special libraries. Librarians detail their plans on how they plan to develop their e-book collections, what they think of e-book readers and software, and which e-book aggregators and publishers appeal to them most and why. Other issues covered include: library production of e-books and collection digitization, e-book collection information literacy efforts, use of e-books in course reserves and inter-library loan, e-book pricing and inflation issues, acquisition sources and strategies for e-books and other issues of concern to libraries and book publishers.

Survey of Student Retention Policies in Higher Education

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The Survey of Student Retention Policies in Higher Education presents data from a benchmarking study of the retention policies of 40 American colleges. Data is broken out for public and private colleges, by Carnegie class and enrollment level, to allow for easier benchmarking. This 100+ page study presents data on: spending on consulting services to aid in student retention, spending on conferences, reports and other information and analysis about retention; percentage of colleges that have a dean or other high level administrator for retention; retention rates for students; ways in which colleges track and present retention data; perceived impact of financial assistance on retention; perceived impact of severity in grading on retention; perceived impact of tutoring services on retention; perceived impact of psychological counseling services on retention; perceived impact of general economic conditions on retention; perceived impact of involvement in extra-curricular activities on retention; perceived impact of the quality of food services and residence halls on retention; use of interviews of transferees or drop outs from the college; use of interviews of graduates of the college; importance of exit interviews; percentage of colleges that maintain records on students that are engaged in few or no extracurricular activities; description of college info literacy policies; percentage of colleges that offer child care services to students; role of part time job finding services; perceived importance of career services division for retention; perceived importance of the academic advising services unit for retention; perceived importance of peer mentoring for retention; percentage of colleges that intervene at pre-determined thresholds of student difficulties such as number of classes missed or low grade point average; description of college efforts to reach out to help high risk students; College spending on tutoring services; Projected future spending on tutoring services; Perceived impact of tutoring services on retention; Source of tutors; Cost of Tutors; percentage of residence halls that have student advisory centers; percentage of colleges that have hired consultants to advise on the academic advising services; Annual Budget of the academic advising unit; number of full time equivalent positions allocated to the academic advising unit; description of rate of growth in the college's financial aid to students over the pats two years; description of changes in tuition levels; perceived view of the need to increase financial aid or lower tuition in order to maintain or enhance enrollment; institutional attitudes towards the encouragement of instructor-student interaction outside of class; percentage of students that need special help in reading, writing or pronouncing English; percentage of colleges that offer ESL.

Trends in Rare Book Documents Special Collections Management

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This special report examines the management practices and business decisions of special collections libraries with a focus on rare books, manuscripts, maps, and other historical documents. The report profiles the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University-Provo, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, the San Antonio Public Library, the Watkinson Library at Trinity College, the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, and the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. Interviews were conducted in November and December of 2007. Additional information through an online form was provided by San Jose State University Kent State University Map Library AGS Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and California State University-Chico.

Corporate Library Benchmarks

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This report, our sixth survey of corporate libraries, presents a broad range of data, broken out by size and type of organization. Among the issues covered are: spending trends on books, magazines, journals, databases, CD-ROM, directories and other information vehicles, plans to augment or reduce the scope and size of the corporate library, hiring plans, salary spending and personnel use, librarian research priorities by type of subject matter, policies on information literacy and library education, library relations with management, budget trends, breakdown in spending by the library vs other corporate departments that procure information, librarian use of blogs and RSS feeds, level of discounts received from book jobbers, use of subscription agents and other issues of concern to corporate and other business librarians.

Research Library International Benchmarks

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The 200-page study is based on data from 45 major research libraries from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Spain, Argentina, and other countries. The report presents a broad range of data on current and planned materials, salary, info technology and capital spending, spending trends for e-books, journals, books and much more. Provides data on trends in personnel deployment, discount margins from vendors, relations with consortiums, information literacy efforts, workstation, laptop and learning space development, use of scanners and digital cameras, use of RFID technology, federated search and many other pressing issues for major research libraries, university and otherwise. Data is broken out separately for government, university and corporate/legal libraries.

The Marketing Of Historic Sites Museums Exhibits Archives

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The Survey of Academic Libraries

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This latest edition of The Survey of Academic Libraries presents data from more than 75 American and Canadian academic libraries. Data are broken out by size and type of library for easier benchmarking. Data coverage includes: trends in staffing and salaries, hiring plans, changes in the deployment of labor in the library, materials spending, including specific data on databases, traditional print books and journals; receipts from grants and endowments, trends in capital spending, spending on library learning centers, trends in spending through online booksellers, plans for digital repository development, and developments in special collections, among other areas. TABLE OF CONTENTS List Of Tables 3 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS 20 Introduction & Demographics 21 Chapter One: Summary Of Main Findings 23 Chapter Two: Staff 36 Chapter Three: Materials Spending 44 Chapter Four: Grants 50 Chapter Five: Capital Spending 64 Chapter Six: Technology Education Center 74 Chapter Seven: Books 78 Chapter Eight: Subject-Specific Investment 86 Chapter Nine: Journals 101 Chapter Ten: Information Literacy 111 Chapter Eleven: Special Collections 117 Chapter Twelve: Building Plans 127 Chapter Thirteen: Notable Library Science Schools 131 OTHER REPORTS FROM PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

Survey of Academic Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices

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). The study presents data about the journals acquisitions and management practices of an international sample of academic and research libraries. The study reports on a broad range of issues, including: spending trends, use of print vs. electronic access, purchases in “bundles”, purchases through consortia, the role of subscription agents, use and plans for use of open access, attitudes towards the pricing practices of a range of major journal publishers, sources of funding for journal purchases and relations with academic and administrative departments of library parent organizations, and the practical management of the journal acquisition process, among other issues. Just a few of the report's many findings are that: • The libraries in the sample acquired a mean of more than 46% of their journal subscriptions in bundles of more then 50 titles.• The libraries in sample canceled a mean of 53 journal titles in the past year.• Mean spending on print edition only subscriptions was $130,721, less than a sixth of total spending.• About a quarter of the libraries in the sample believe that open access has already slowed the increase in journal prices.• 15.56% of the libraries in the sample have paid a publication fee on behalf of an author from their institution.• For 42.22% of the libraries in the sample, all new subscriptions to journals include electronic access.• More than 64% of the libraries in the sample keep track of their various journal subscriptions through use of a commercial software product. • In general, subscription agents seem to enjoy a relatively high level of customer satisfaction. On the issue of timeliness of service, none of the libraries in the sample said that they were highly dissatisfied with their subscription agent and only 2.22% said that they were dissatisfied.• Non-academic research libraries have done more than their academic counterparts to make sure that contracts renew at the same time. Smaller institutions, those with journal budgets of less than $100,000 per year, were less likely to make such efforts than libraries with higher budgets.

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The Survey of College Offices of Institutional Advancement Or Fundraising

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This report looks closely at the management and fundraising activities of college offices of institutional advancement or their equivalent. Survey participants rate the fundraising methods most useful to them, including brick campaigns, facility naming campaigns, telethons, auctions, and capital campaigns, among others. The report offers hard data on spending on direct mail, telephone solicitation and other fundraising methods, as well as benchmarking data on advancement office funding, personnel, office space, use of consultants and budgets. The study also offers data on spending on rewards for donors, donor outreach and other facets of college fundraising. Survey participants relate what they do on their own, what they outsource, how often they use campaign consultants, and what kind of consultants that they use -- as well as revealing their future plans for use of them. Nearly 400 tables of data in this 140-page report are broken out by value of endowment, enrollment size, type of college and public/private status of the college.

College Information Literacy Efforts Benchmarks

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College Information Literacy Efforts Benchmarks presents the results of an information literacy higher education benchmarking study. More than 110 colleges from the United States and Canada participated in the study; data is broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges, for US and Canadian colleges, and even by number of in-class instructional sessions given. Uniquely, this report also breaks out data separately at institutions at which librarians have faculty status, anD at which they do not. The 175 page study presents an enormous wealth of often completely unique statistics, including data on: use of library personnel for instruction, instructional work load, change in number of presentations or classes, Assessment of skill level of students in the following areas: Boolean searching, evaluation of website information credibility, recognition of plagiarism, use of the online library catalog, use of search engines, use of periodicals databases, and use of eBook collections; frequency of issuing tests to assess student skills in Access, Excel, Word, Windows and other common programs, frequency of use of information literacy tests of various kinds for incoming freshmen and transferees; percentage of colleges that require an information and/or computer literacy test for graduation, means of performance assessment for information literacy and other library science instructors, use of librarian and instructor assessment forms; length of time spent in information literacy sessions, role of information literacy in student orientations and introductions, percentage of colleges that offer information literacy services trough a distance learning student orientation; percentage of colleges with a 0,1,2 or 3 credit information literacy course, plans to develop such courses, the cross listing of such courses; rate of requiring information literacy training within the context of a basic introductory English composition of other type of basic course; overall likelihood of adaptation of a format information literacy graduation requirement; current offerings and plans to offer an online information literacy course; percentage of colleges with librarians that serve on the curriculum committee; use of blogs, listservs, course management systems and social networking sites for info literacy purposes; view of the English Department's performance in carrying out information literacy responsibilities; availability of and use of interactive info literacy tutorials; software programs used in developing tutorials; use of video tutorials; assessment of the library's role in student computer technology training; use of special “drop-in” sessions,; use of information literacy instructional labs, number of seats for such labs, capacity utilization for the labs, age of the lab; forecast level of investment in technology, space, software and equipment for information literacy purposes over the next three years.

International Survey of Library Museum Digitization Projects

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The International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects presents detailed data about the management and development of a broad range of library special collection and museum digitization projects. Data is broken out by type of digitization project (ie text, photograph, film, audio, etc) size and type of institution, annual spending on digitization and other variables. The report presents data and narrative on staffing, training, funding, technology selection, outsourcing, permissions and copyright clearance, cataloging, digital asset management, software and applications selection, marketing and many other issues of interest to libraries and museums that are digitizing aspects of their collections.

Benchmarks in Collection Care for Museums Archives and Libraries

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