The environmental scan provides an overview of the current environment for academic libraries rather than an exhaustive examination. The scan addresses topics related to higher education in general and their resulting impact on library collections and access, research data services, discovery services, library facilities, scholarly communication, and the library’s influence on student success.
PLAMetrics offers statistics on public libraries in the areas of finances, resources, service usage and technology. The library does not have a subscription to the PLAMetrics database, but the Public Library Data Service Statistical Report: Characteristics and Trends is freely available.
Includes annual statistics from the members of ARL members on their collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities from 1969 on. Look for SPEC Kits on this site for current best practices in a variety of areas.