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Title: Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Public Use Data File: 2006
Description: This manual describes the methods, procedures, techniques, and activities that were used to produce the Academic Library Survey of 2006 (ALS:2006).This manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the ALS data. Included in the manual are the following: an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; an account of instrumentation; a summary of the data collection methodology and results, including detailed response rates; a description of data preparation and processing activities; and an overview data file structure and contents. In addition, there are a number of appendices. The ALS: 2006 provides information pertinent to libraries at 3,600 degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions throughout the 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: July 2008
Web Release: July 8, 2008
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2008348
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: Library Statistics Program (Lib)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Patrick Keaton.