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Additional Resources Related to Library Metrics

As noted in Appendix C of ANSI/NISO Z39.7, this webpage is a source for additional information related to Library Metrics.

Surveys Referenced in the Standard

ISO Standards

Papers and Articles


Surveys Referenced in the Standard

Following are the principal national library surveys in the U.S. that have been referenced in this standard.

ARL Statistics Questionnaire
Date: Version: Frequency: Annual
Sponsor: Association of Research Libraries
Survey Website: http://www.arl.org/stats/annualsurveys/arlstats/

ASCLA Library Networks, Cooperatives and Consortia Database
Date: Version: Frequency: Annual
Sponsor: ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS) in collaboration with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies (ASCLA)
Survey Website: http://cs.ala.org/ra/lncc/

Academic Library Survey
Date: Version: Frequency: Biennial
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics
Survey Website: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/academic.asp

Public Libraries Survey
Date: Version: Frequency: Annual
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Survey Website: http://www.imls.gov/research/public_libraries_in_the_united_states_survey.aspx

PLA Public Library Data Service Questionnaire
Date: Version: Frequency: Annual
Sponsor: American Library Association/Public Library Association
Survey Website: http://www.ala.org/pla/publications/plds

School Library Media Center Survey
Date: Version: Frequency: Four-five year cycle
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics
Survey Website: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/SASS/questionnaire.asp

State Library Agency Survey
Date: Version: Frequency: Annual from 1994-2010; Biennial from 2012-
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Survey Website: http://www.imls.gov/research/state_library_agency_survey.aspx

 


ISO Standards

Technical Committee 46, Information and documentation / Subcommittee 8, Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation is responsible for international standardization in the area of library metrics. Relevant standards include:

ISO 2789:2006, Information and documentation – International library statistics

ISO 11620:2008, Information and documentation – Library performance indicators

ISO/TR 28118:2009, Information and documentation – Performance indicators for national libraries

 


Papers and Articles

 Bertot, John Carlo. E-METRICS: Preparing Your Library to Collect Network Statistics (E-metrics). Talahassee, FL: Florida State University, January 2004,

Rettig, James. Counting, Counting, and More Counting...Let's Begin the Countdown to Counting What Really Counts. In: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 10-13, 2013: 126-136.