Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections

The ARL Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections worked from December 2004 through October 2006 to articulate current issues associated with the ARL Statistics and to propose changes for how ARL measures research library collections.

The ARL Board of Directors accepted the final report of the task force on February 8, 2006, and defined follow-up actions in accordance with the task force recommendations.


Update on Implementation Plan by the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee, October 2007 [pdf]

New Ways of Measuring Collections, an Implementation Plan by the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee, May 2007 [pdf]

New Ways of Measuring Collections, an Action Agenda Adopted February 2007 [pdf]

Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections: Final Report [pdf]

Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections: Timeline [pdf]

Some Alternative Quantitative Library Activity Descriptions / Statistics that Supplement the ARL Logarithmic Index [pdf]

Research Libraries as Knowledge Producers: A Shifting Context for Policy and Funding [pdf]