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Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1976-1977: College and University Libraries

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
Creator
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series
Publication Date
1999-02-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
academic libraries; budgets; colleges; community colleges; educational background; educational facilities; expenditures; higher education; libraries; library services; personnel; universities; wages and salaries
Description
  • Abstract

    The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) series was designed to provide comprehensive information on various aspects of postsecondary education in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside of the United States. Data are available for both public and private two-year and four-year institutions. The HEGIS College and University Libraries component for 1976-1977 sought data on libraries in 2,985 institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to 16 record types, include number of library collections, number of hours of student assistance and expenditures for wages of library staff, number of employees, total library operating expenditures and budget, funds received for library services, developmental areas, total hours and days of library operation per week, and participation in cooperatives/networks with libraries of other institutions.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: HEGIS Record Layout
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1977
    Time period: 1976--1977
  • 1976 / 1977
    Collection date: 1976--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Libraries within all postsecondary institutions in operation during 1976-1977 in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside of the United States.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1976-1977 Libraries component. (2) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (3) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2116 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (1999): Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1976-1977: College and University Libraries. Version 1. Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02116.v1