The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) has adopted revised definitions for the FY 2016–2017 Academic Libraries Component as as result of public review comments and recommendations made by a joint ACRL / Association of Research Libraries (ARL) task force in 2016. The task force is offering a free webinar to discuss these changes on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m. eastern daylight time.
The changes to the survey definitions address a number of concerns, an important one being the need to measure and describe usage of electronic resources in rigorous, robust, and standardized ways that are easy to implement while providing valid and reliable indicators of usage.
Webinar presenters will include task force members Chris Cody, Robert Dugan, Martha Kyrillidou, and Mary Jane Petrowski along with Kristin Martin and Oliver Pesch, experts in developing standardized ways of capturing usage statistics.
The webinar will include a Q&A session about emerging issues that the IPEDS Academic Libraries Component will need to consider in future years, such as shared library collections and possible connections with the IPEDS Human Resources Component that currently captures higher education staffing data.
Webinar Details & Registration
Title: Webinar on IPEDS Academic Library Definition Changes for 2016–2017
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Registration: Register online by Thursday, July 21, 2016