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Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Long, Matthew P. (Ithaka S+R)
  • Schonfeld, Roger C. (Ithaka S+R)
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Ithaka S R Surveys of Higher Education Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
academic libraries; attitudes; digital preservation; higher education; information dissemination; information management; library collections; library services
  • Abstract

    The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010 was an attitudinal survey of library directors at the libraries of institutions that grant degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. The survey focused on themes such as the future of the academic library, strategies library administrators are pursuing for their libraries, the management of print journal collections, the development of new digital collections, services provided to library patrons, the creation of new services to meet changing user needs, and practices for digital preservation. It also measured the attitudes of the library community towards e-books, open access, purchasing decisions, and collections management.
  • Abstract

    This study aims to help academic libraries and other members of the higher education community understand the changing role of the library and how to strategically adapt to an increasingly digital environment.
  • Abstract

    Variables include information about library and staff including position, balance of research and teaching at institutions, group memberships of libraries, library strategies, opinions and attitudes of staff, library budget, library services, and moving from print to online or electronic resources.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-11-11 / 2010-12-02
    Time period: 2010-11-11--2010-12-02
  • 2010-11-11 / 2010-12-02
    Collection date: 2010-11-11--2010-12-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Directors of academic libraries at colleges and universities in the United States that grant bachelor's degrees or higher.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey

    Further information on this study, including the full report, may be found at the Ithaka S+R web site.

2014-05-14 Variable labels have been updated. As a result, the codebook and data files have also been updated.2013-11-15 The codebook has been updated.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33862 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR33862.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Long, Matthew P.; Schonfeld, Roger C. (2012): Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors. Version 3. Ithaka S R Surveys of Higher Education Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.