The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2004 edition
This new report is based on a detailed survey of academic libraries, focusing on their acquisition and budget and expenditure policies. Includes data on current and planned purchases of information in print formats and electronic electronic formats and explores planned trade-offs between the two. Also gives precise data on spending on books, Ebooks, databases, CD-ROM, journals and other information vehicles. Breaks down electronic information spending into three categories: from aggregators, from publishers directly by subscription, from publishers, non subscription. Also presents detailed data on use of documents delivery services, articles "pulled down" from publisher web sites, use of subscription agents, trends in information literacy training, use of virtual reference services, extent of library web site evaluations, and trends in librarian hiring and salaries. Examines the perceived attitudes of college administrations towards the library and charts plans for library expansion/contraction.
Publication Date: February 25, 2004
Price: $80

Private College Information Technology Benchmarks Presents more than 650 tables and charts exploring the use of information technology by small and medium sized private college in the United States. The report covers both academic and administrative computing, and breaks out data by enrollment size and level of tuition charged. Sixteen private American colleges contributed data to the report.
Publication Date: January 20, 2004
Price: $295

Creating the Digital Medical Library
Creating the Digital Medical Library profiles the electronic collection development and electronic development policies of a sample of leading medical libraries including those of the Mayo Clinic, Cornell University, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Medical College of Georgia, and many others. The report covers policies concerning electronic journals, archiving, e-books, electronic directories, database user training, use of alert services, virtual reference services, negotiating tactics with vendors, sharing electronic resources with other libraries or a main campus library, electronic document delivery, librarian time management, web site redevlopment and design, the impact of evidence-based medicine on library practices, employment of librarians on medical clinical teams, attitudes towards university-inspired or controlled cooperative scholarly publishing ventures, efforts to develop endowments/funds for digital resources, cost control efforts, and other issues of concern to medical librarians. Also includes critical and recent benchmarking information on spending plans focusing primarily though not exclusively on digital resources.
Publication Date: May 27, 2003
Price: $99.50

Creating the Corporate Digital Library
Profiles leading corporate libraries including: Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, Owens Corning, Battelle, and others. Explores corporate library use of search engines, the web, cataloging systems, online services, CD-ROM, document delivery services, electronic and print journals, books and other information vehicles.
Price: $135 (print); $162.50 for PDF (includes right to print one)

Creating the Digital Law Library
Profiles major law libraries including: Duke University Law Library, Seyfarth Shaw, Cassells Brock and Blackwell, Querrey and Harrow, Thompson Hine, University of Indiana Law Library, and others. Looks closely at how these law libraries are grappling with the issue of the digitization of legal information services. The report covers policies concerning electronic journals, archiving, e-books, electronic directories, database user training, use of alert services, virtual reference services, negotiating tactics with vendors, electronic documents delivery, librarian time management, web site redevelopment, and design and other issues.
Publication Date: June 6, 2003
Price: $95

Law Library Benchmarks, 2003 Edition
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Law Library Benchmarks presents detailed data for academic, law firm, corporate law office, courthouse, federal and other legal libraries concering their use of emerging electronic information resources and their strategy for exploiting and purchasing these resources. The report includes chapters on databases, legal web sites, CD-ROM, new and used legal books, electronic and print journals, electronic and print directories, site licenses, legal info web sites, and much much more. Examines the attitude of law firm,law school and government bodies towards the future of their legal libraries, and looks at the level of virtual and physical user traffic in law libraries. Presents data for government, law firm and law school law libraries and also breaks out data on a per partner basis. 80 law libraries participated including many from major law firms and law schools.
Publication Date: December 6, 2002
Price: $110.00 (print); $132.00 for PDF (includes right to print one)

Corporate Library Benchmarks, 2002-2003 Edition
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Corporate Library Benchmarks presents detailed data derived from a sample of 70 (estimated) corporate and other business libraries. Data is broken out by type of industry for easier benchmarking. The following information categories are covered: print books, e-books, electronic journals, print journals, CD-ROM, commercial online services, web-based databases, print directories, electronic directories, maps, audio-video materials, document delivery services, as well as use of particular information services such as Hoovers, NetLibrary, Northern Light, Infotrieve and many others. Tracks use of site licenses for market research, scholarly and professional journals, magazines and newspapers, professional books, and directories and reference books. Covers major corporate library policy issues relating to database selection, content budget determination, assistance for virtual library users, cataloging, integration of knowledge management programs, cost sharing with other departments, library subsidy of other information using departments, and trends in the number of physical and virtual "visitors" to the library. Participants also point out the heaviest users of the corporate library by department, and track company management attitudes towards the corporate library and its perceived contribution or organizational success.
Estimated publication date: July 2002/Price: $136.95/ISBN#: 1-57440-054-1
Price for PDF version with rights to print out 1 copy is $159.00.

Creating the Virtual Reference Service
Creating the Virtual Reference Service profiles the efforts of public, academic and special libraries to develop email, chat and other types of virtual reference services. Among the organizations profiled are MIT, the University of Florida, the Cleveland Pubilc Library, the Denver Pubilc Library, Tutor.Com, Baruch College, Questionpoint, The Library of Congress, the University of Pennsylvania, Palomar College, Douglas County Public Library, PA Librarian Live, and many other organizations. Reports on technology choices, software, traffic statistics, librarian training, financing, integraion with other library services and many other facets of virtual reference development.
Price: $85.00

Creating the Digital Library
Creating the Digital Library profiles the digital library creation efforts of the libraries/information centers of the following organizations: Yale, Cornell, Columbia University, the University of California, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft,The University of Toronto Health Network, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Houston Library of Medicine, and many others.
Price: $75.00

Training College Students in Information Literacy
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Shows how academic libraries are coping with the surge of web/database education requests. Covers the development of online tutorials, distribution of teaching loads and levels of specialization among library staff and more. Explores how libraries are reaching out and teaching distance learners, and how they are negotiating help from other college departments.
Price: $69.50

Copyright Information Purchasing and Usage: Best Practices of American Corporations
Based on interviews with more than a dozen major corporations and government agenices, including detailed profiles of Ford Motor Co., U.S. Dept. of State, Compaq, Microsoft, Lucent Technologies, AAB and others. Discusses the best mix of print and digital purchases, negotiation of digital licensing contracts, and other procurement issues.
Price: $295