Research Library International Benchmarks presents data
from a survey of 45 major research libraries from the U.S.,
Australia, Canada, Spain, the U.K., Japan and others.
Data is presented separately for university,
government/non-profit and corporate/legal libraries, and for
US and non-U.S. libraries, as well as by size of library and
type of library, corporate/legal, university and government.
The 200-page report presents a broad range of data on current
and planned materials, salary, info technology and capital
spending, hiring plans, spending trends for e-books, journals,
books and much, much more. Provides data on trends in discount
margins from vendors, relations with consortiums, information
literacy efforts, workstation, laptop and learning space
development, use of scanners and digital cameras, use of RFID
technology, federated search and many other pressing issues
for major research libraries, university and otherwise.