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The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014-15 Edition

  • ID: 2889256
  • July 2014
  • 229 Pages
  • Primary Research Group

The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014-15 Edition looks closely at key benchmarks for academic libraries in areas such as spending for books and e-books, deployment and pay rates for student workers, use of tablet computers, cloud computing and other new technologies, database licensing practices, and much more. The study includes detailed data on overall budgets, capital budgets, salaries and materials spending, and much more of interest to academic librarians and their suppliers. Data in this 200+ page report is broken out by size and type of library for easy benchmarking.

The study looks at trends in staffing, salaries, budgets, materials purchasing, technology use and more in academic libraries. Just a few of the report's many finding are that:

- 37.5 percent of all libraries in the sample report that spending on video resources such as films, DVDs, film downloads via the web, and other video-streaming technologies has declined over the past two years.

- A third of all survey participants have purchased iPads or other such devices in order for their patrons to read e-books. This practice is most common among the four-year BA- or MA-granting colleges, as half READ MORE >

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Chapter 1 – Staff
Chapter 2 – Student Workers
Chapter 3 – Changes in the Deployment of Labor
Chapter 4 – Materials & A/V Spending
Chapter 5 – Grants
Chapter 6 – Capital Spending
Chapter 7 – Technology Education Center
Chapter 8 – Books
Chapter 9 – Journals
Chapter 10 – Special Collections
Chapter 11 – Spending Trends
Chapter 12 – Computing Devices and Library Information Technology
List of Tables

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- Angelina College
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
- Coastal Carolina University
- Eckerd College
- Emporia State University
- Florida Keys Community College
- Gogebic Community College
- Gulf Coast State College
- Institute Superior de Agronomia-Universidade de Lisboa
- Jackson State Community College
- Johnson County Community College
- Lawrence Technological University
- Limestone College
- London Metropolitan University
- Mercer County Community College
- Mott Community College
- Muscatine Community College
- Pfeiffer University
- Quinnipiac University
- South Arkansas Community College
- South Dakota State University
- Southern Polytechnic State University
- University of Chichester
- University of Tsukuba

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