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Library and Information Science
This guide links to sources on trends, best practices, and research in the fast changing field of academic librarianship.
The Association of College & Research Libraries is the largest division of the ALA. Their website includes links to recent ACRL publications and reports, books and digital resources, and statistics and white papers.
Various agencies of Colorado state government provide statistical data and related information on a large variety of topics. The web links included in this brief list will lead to additional resources. This is a quick information guide to selected print and electronic publications, as well as web sites, maintained by state agencies only. Many current and historical print publications on this topic are available to borrow from the State Publications Library.
Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (LibValue) was a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which academic libraries create value through research, teaching and learning, and social, professional, and public engagement.
Find research and statistics, including data sets and publications about libraries and librarianship, in Colorado and the U.S. The LRS website also provides links to other resources, and tools such as the ROI (return on investment) calculator.
The Horizon Report: Library Edition "examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide" and is updated annually.
International ranking system for universities. Includes the top 50 universities for engineering and IT. As of 2010, rankings are based on the Global Institutional Profiles Project, launched by Thomson Reuters.