RLI 282 ARL Library Budgets after the Great Recession, 2011–13 12 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC 2013 institutions generally. Recent years are best characterized as highly volatile. The trends do not encourage optimism that budgets have turned the corner, and this will have consequences for the teaching and research within higher education and in the market place of scholarly communications internationally. Endnotes 1 ARL Statistics (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, annual). 2 “ARL FY 2012–2013 Budget Survey” is an example of the stable instrument, see https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/JQ3G8NT. 3 National Association of State Budget Officers, The Fiscal Survey of States, Fall 2012 (Washington, DC: National Association of State Budget Officers, 2012), ix, vii, http://www.nasbo.org/sites/default/ files/Fall 2012 Fiscal Survey.pdf. 4 Charles B. Lowry, “Year 2 of the ‘Great Recession’: Surviving the Present by Building the Future,” Journal of Library Administration, Haworth Press, 51, no. 1 (January 2011): 37–53 Charles B. Lowry, “Three Years and Counting—The Economic Crisis is Still With Us,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11, no. 3 (2011): 757–64. 5 See, for instance, Dave Bogart, ed., Library and Book Trade Almanac, 56th ed. (Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2011), 461–90. 6 “About HEPI,” Commonfund, accessed March 6, 2013, http://www.commonfund.org/ CommonfundInstitute/HEPI/Pages/default.aspx. 7 “2012 HEPI Update” Commonfund, accessed May 3, 2013, http://www.commonfund.org/ CommonfundInstitute/HEPI/HEPI Documents/CF_HEPI_2012.pdf. 8 Lowry, “Year 2 of the ‘Great Recession,’” 761–62. 9 Ibid, 95. © 2013 Charles B. Lowry This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. To cite this report: Charles B. Lowry. “ARL Library Budgets after the Great Recession, 2011–13.” Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 282 (2013). http://publications.arl.org/ rli282/.