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Library and Information Science: Assessment and Statistics

This guide links to sources on trends, best practices, and research in the fast changing field of academic librarianship.

Library Research and Statistics Websites

Colorado School of Mines

State of Colorado

Organizations and Publications

  • Annual "Trends" articles in industry journals, for example Chemical & Engineering News "Trends in Academic R&D Spending."
  • Theme articles in higher ed journals, for example the Chronicle of Higher Education's: "A new standard of measuring doctoral programs" (1/13/07, A8-A13).
  • State agency websites on higher education statistics, particularly on student demographics and graduation rates.
  • University websites, which may include budget, enrollment, and faculty or student demographics.

National Statistics and Data

Educational Rankings

Various methodologies have been developed to rank institutions of higher education.  The following include a few of the major systems as well as overviews about the systems.