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Membership Meeting 2004 (Fall): Statistics & Measurement Committee Meeting Highlights

Proceedings of the 145th ARL Membership Meeting, October 2004.

pdf mm04fall-statistics-highlights.pdf


SPEC Kit 280: Library User Surveys (June 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 280 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.


Assessing ILL/DD Services: New Cost-Effective Alternatives

This 2004 ARL study by Mary Jackson, with Bruce Kingma and Tom Delaney, collects and analyzes current data on the performance of mediated and user-initiated (unmediated) ILL/DD services. The study also identifies and describes characteristics of low-cost, high-performing, mediated and user-initiated ILL/DD operations to assist ILL managers to improve their own operations.

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SPEC Kit 279: Evaluating Library Instruction (December 2003)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 279 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »


Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Statistics and Measurement Committee Highlights

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.

pdf mm03fall-statistics-highlights.pdf


ARL: A Bimonthly Report 230/231 (Oct./Dec. 2003)

Special double issue on new measures

pdf arl-br-230-231.pdf


SPEC Kit 268: Reference Service Statistics & Assessment (September 2002)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 268 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »


Lies, Damned Lies, ... and ARL Statistics?

In 1986, Kendon Stubbs reported on the ARL Statistics Committee's examination of ARL data. This paper is intended to summarize the committee's work under the topics of (1) problems with the data that ARL collects; (2) problems with what ARL does not collect; (3) problems with data collection generally; and (4) proposed courses of action by the committee.

pdf kendon-stubbs-lies-1986.pdf


Membership Meeting 1986 (Spring): On the ARL Library Index

Paper prepared by Kendon Stubbs for the 108th ARL Membership Meeting. A critique and plan for improvement of the ARL Statistics.

pdf mm86sp-stubbs.pdf

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