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Survey of academic and research librarians in Germany and the USA, 2019

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kramer, Stefan (American University)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
academic libraries
  • Abstract

    This dataset contains almost all of the variables from the 2019 "Survey of academic and research librarians in Germany and the USA" ( Several open-ended questions in the original data were coded into new variables in this dataset by the P.I., and the open-ended question variables removed. The ZIP file made available here contains: 1.) the dataset in SPSS data file (.sav) format; 2.) the dataset in comma-separated values (.csv) format; 3.) the dataset codebook in SPSS output file (.spv) format; 4.) the dataset codebook in portable document format (.PDF). A subset of this dataset is also available - the replication dataset ( for the first published article that resulted from the survey: Kramer, S. and Horstmann, W., 2020. Perceptions and beliefs of academic librarians in Germany and the USA: a comparative study. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1), pp.1–18. DOI:
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-01-07 / 2019-02-10
    Collection Date(s): Mon Jan 07 00:00:00 EST 2019--Sun Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2019
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Germany
Sampled Universe
Employees of libraries of higher education or research/cultural institutions in Germany and the USA. Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey;

  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E120283V1

Update Metadata: 2020-07-15 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-15

Kramer, Stefan (2020): Survey of academic and research librarians in Germany and the USA, 2019. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.