Information Services and Use: metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers Data Dictionary
Tuesday, 03 August 2004
Wednesday, 06 October 2004
This standard identifies categories for basic library statistical data reported at the national level, and provides associated definitions of terms. In doing so it deals with the following areas: reporting unit and target population, human resources, collection resources, infrastructure, finances, and services. In addition, the standard identifies new measures associated with networked services, databases, and performance. The standard is not intended to be comprehensive in scope. Instead, it presents a framework for comparable library data by describing common elements pertaining to libraries of various types in the US. It does not address detailed statistics for specific areas where it seems more appropriate for experts in those areas to make recommendations (e.g., music, government documents, maps).
Friday, 15 October 2004
Business Information Topic Committee
Z39.7 Standing Committee
ISO 2789, Information and documentation -- International library statistics
Superseded by ANSI/NISO Z39.7-2013.
ISBN (10): 1-880124-72-6 (PDF)
Originally published as an online data dictionary.
Maintenance agency was originally the American Library Association Office for Research and Statistics.
Milestones for this version from previous Cold Fusion database:
Draft for Trial Use Date: 2002-08-20
Post-Ballot Editing Date: 2004-03-05
Currently Balloting Date: 2004-03-08
Post-Ballot Editing Date: 2004-08-03
Approved and Published Standard Date: 2005-02-22
ANSI/NISO Z39.7-2004, Information Services and Use: Metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers - Data Dictionary