The 2018 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Annual Survey: Survey results and how to use them

Tracy Elliott

Abstract

The editorial board of the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics (ALTS) Annual Survey is thrilled to announce a 19.8% increase in survey participation over the past 4 years. Along with this increased participation comes a better understanding of what is happening in academic libraries and more impactful data for participants and researchers. Survey participants receive a complimentary link to summary data on the ACRLMetrics website. A subscription to ACRLMetrics provides access to all ALTS data starting from 1999 to present. A print edition of the 2018 data is also available for purchase through the ALA Store. This article highlights some of the findings from the 2018 survey and identifies valuable ways the data from the survey can be used.

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