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Academic Libraries: 2008
NCES 2010-348
December 2009


Table 12. Percentage of academic libraries with selected electronic services, by control, level, size, and Carnegie classification of institution: Fall 2008

Institutional characteristic Documents digitized by library staff Library reference service by e-mail or the Web Technology to assist patrons with disabilities Electronic theses and dissertations produced
All U.S. academic libraries  35.7 72.1 48.8 13.3
         
Control         
Public  40.4 85.5 75.3 14.4
Private  32.4 62.7 30.2 12.5
         
Level1         
Total 4-year and above  46.2 75.9 46.6 20.6
Doctorís  65.7 84.0 62.8 48.3
Masterís  48.1 81.1 48.1 12.6
Bachelorís  24.4 61.5 28.8 3.8
Less than 4-year  18.2 65.8 52.4 1.0
         
Size (FTE enrollment)2         
Less than 1,000  19.5 51.5 21.3 5.3
1,000 to 2,999  36.9 79.7 52.2 9.7
3,000 to 4,999  41.5 86.5 65.9 10.5
5,000 to 9,999  52.8 88.4 83.0 22.0
10,000 to 19,999  65.1 92.4 87.0 40.3
20,000 or more  83.1 97.5 90.7 72.9
         
Carnegie classification1         
Doctoral/Research  85.8 96.4 85.1 73.8
Master's I and II  60.4 89.9 68.2 25.5
Baccalaureate  47.8 81.5 44.3 9.5
Baccalaureate/Associates  17.7 62.5 36.5 7.3
Associates  18.1 67.0 52.4 0.9
Specialized  29.8 58.1 21.9 10.9
Not classified  13.6 42.9 14.7 4.0
1 While "level" and "Carnegie classification" are similar, there is not complete overlap in the two classifications. "Level" refers to the highest level of any degree offered by the institution. The "Carnegie classification" is based on criteria such as institutional mission and research funding in addition to highest level of degree awarded. The Carnegie classification was developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and published in A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2005 Edition.
2 Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment is calculated by adding one-third of part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment.
NOTE: Total number of institutions responding to each question is shown in Appendix A, table A-1. Data were not imputed for non-response.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), 2008.


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