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Academic Librarians Oppose Plan to Eliminate Key Federal Data – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 5/14/24

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According to this post on Inside Higher Ed “The U.S. Department of Education’s plan to drop data on libraries as part of its main postsecondary data system has generated intense blowback from academic librarians.

The federal government’s collection of data about the nearly 3,700 academic libraries as part of its longitudinal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is “critical to understanding the value libraries provide to the institutional mission,” said a joint public comment letter from the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. They urged the U.S. Education Department to sustain the library survey component as part of IPEDS. …”


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