International Research Library Benchmarks, 2015 Edition
The study closely compares the policies of 23 research libraries predominantly from the USA, but also from Canada, Germany and the UK. The intensive 230+ page report gives detailed comparisons and data about how these libraries are handling an array of issues and developments, including but not limited to: trends in staffing and use of personnel, operating budget, capital budgets, digitization strategies, use of open access, 3D printing, grants management, technology investment, employee productivity growth, database licensing and much more. Data is broken out separately by library staff size, region of the world and for corporate/legal libraries, university libraries and for other non-profit/government libraries.
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