ARL Profiles: Research Libraries 2010 final report and complete analysis now available online
via Peter Scott’s Library Blog
“The Association of Research Libraries has captured the essence of the research library in contextual and innovative ways with the publication of ARL Profiles: Research Libraries 2010, a report that includes a thorough content analysis of narrative descriptions of research libraries at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. The profile analysis has engaged qualitative methods to describe research libraries that complement the annual quantitative ARL Statistics®”
All materials are publicly available—including qualitative descriptions (a discussion of the results), the content analysis, explanations and examples of how analysis was performed, and the original profile narratives submitted by each library—at http://www.arl.org/stats/index/profiles/. The summary report will also be available in print.