22 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics
ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics is a subscription-based service for non ARL member libraries, for-profit and not-for-
profit entities, and researchers who wish to access the ARL Statistics® Analytics.
Librarians at ARL member libraries: Please get in touch with your ARL Statistics Primary Contact for
access to the ARL Statistics®. This person can facilitate access to the ARL Statistics® system for you.
ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics is a service that interactively analyzes ARL Statistics® data. ARL Statistics® Interactive
Analytics will allow you to:
• review the library data collected by ARL
• generate rankings of institutions by selected criteria
• create graphs from the data
• generate summary statistics for all ARL libraries
• download the data by year in spreadsheet format
• review the ARL indices
ARL is offering this subscription service to non-member organizations and individuals that are interested in
accessing the final verified data through an interactive interface. (All ARL member libraries have access to the ARL
Statistics® Analytics as soon as the data are submitted through the StatsQUAL® password-protected gateway at
The subscription fee is $500 for non-profit organizations and $750 for others. Interested organizations may email stats@
ARL Statistics® is a series of annual publications that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service
activities for the member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. Statistics have been collected and published
annually for the members of the Association since 1961-62. Before that, annual statistics for university libraries were
collected by James Gerould, first at Minnesota and later at Princeton. These data cover the years 1907-08 through 1961-
62 and are now called the Gerould statistics. The whole data series from 1908 to the present represents the oldest and
most comprehensive continuing library statistical series in North America. Print copies may be ordered from the ARL
For more information, regarding the machine-readable datafiles, analysis of research library trends, and full-text of the
ARL Statistics publications among other things, see: http://www.arlstatistics.org.
We would like to thank the University of Virginia for supporting the ARL Statistics Interactive edition from 1995 to 2010.
Special thanks to Texas A&M University and the University of Texas for enabling ARL to support data curation activities
like the ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics through their support and development of LibQUAL+® Analytics.