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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Academic Libraries, 1988 (ICPSR 2215)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


This component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys, focuses on academic libraries. Data were collected on library resources, physical activities, staffing patterns, salaries and wages, number of employees, level of educational attainment, current expenditures, and learning resource centers.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS): ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, 1988. ICPSR02215-v1. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02215.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02215.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic libraries, expenditures, interlibrary loans, libraries, library collections, postsecondary education, staff, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Universe:    Academic libraries in postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    inap.

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires

Response Rates:    76.3 percent

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2004-06-10



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