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ANSI/NISO Z39.7 - Information Services and Use: metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers Data Dictionary

Project Type NISO Standard
Current State Published
ANSI Approval Date 06 Oct 2004
Abstract 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). The Z39.7 standard has also been released as an online data dictionary. This dictionary includes a mapping of the data elements in the standard to the specific library surveys that collect and report that data element. Click here to access the online dictionary.
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Managing Topic Committee Business Information Topic Committee
Maintenance Agency Z39.7 Standing Committee
Managing Working Group Z39.7 Standing Committee

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