The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) has adopted revised definitions for the FY 2016–2017 Academic Libraries Component as as result of public review comments and recommendations made by a joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association (ACRL, ALA) task force in 2016. The task force is offering a free webinar to discuss these changes on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m. eastern daylight time.
The changes to the survey definitions address a number of concerns, an important one being the need to measure and describe usage of electronic resources in rigorous, robust, and standardized ways that are easy to implement while providing valid and reliable indicators of usage.
Webinar presenters will include task force members Chris Cody, Robert Dugan, Martha Kyrillidou, and Mary Jane Petrowski along with Kristin Martin and Oliver Pesch, experts in developing standardized ways of capturing usage statistics.
The webinar will include a Q&A session about emerging issues that the IPEDS Academic Libraries Component will need to consider in future years, such as shared library collections and possible connections with the IPEDS Human Resources Component that currently captures higher education staffing data.
Webinar Details & Registration
Title: Webinar on IPEDS Academic Library Definition Changes for 2016–2017
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Registration: Register online by Thursday, July 21, 2016
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/association.of.research.libraries, and Twitter at @ARLnews.
About the Association of College & Research Libraries
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl, and Twitter at @ala_acrl.