ACRL announces the release of ACRLMetrics, a new online service to support evidence-based decision making.Developed by Counting Opinions, it provides unprecedented access to the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey data as well as the biennial National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey data in one convenient location. ACRL data for participating institutions is available for 1999-2009 and NCES data is available for 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
Commended in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, as “a potentially powerful tool for academic library management and leadership,” ACRLMetrics facilitates performance analysis and decision-making with peer benchmarking and customized reports for use in presentations, grant applications, self-studies, and strategic planning. The statistical data describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications, including:
- Collections (including volumes, serials, multimedia)
- Expenditures (library materials, wages and salaries, other operating)
- Electronic Resources (including expenditures, collections, services, usage)
- Personnel and Public Services (staff and services)
- Ph.D.s Granted, Faculty, Student Enrollment
- Faculty Rank, Status, and Tenure for Librarians
Special introductory pricing is now available through Jan. 31, 2011, at http://www.acrlmetrics.com. Subscriptions to ACRLMetrics can be invoiced online or purchased by credit card.