Data Collection at Gleeson Library
Gleeson Library collects data for the annual ACRL and IPEDS surveys.
This project looks at current and historical ACRL and IPEDS data for Gleeson Library to create standardization in reporting, identify data needs, and establish and document best practices for data collection and privacy.
What Is ACRL?
ACRL stands for Association of College & Research Libraries. It is an association for academic libraries and library workers, and is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL is the largest division of ALA and has more than 10,000 members, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the total ALA membership. (From About ACRL)
The purpose of the ACRL survey is to provide a comprehensive portrait of impacts and trends within academic libraries across the United States. (From ACRL Survey LibGuide)
What Is IPEDS?
IPEDS stands for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. IPEDS is a survey released by the US Department of Education. The survey is mandatory for all institutions that participate in any federal financial assistance program. (From IPEDS)