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Collections: Collection Analysis

Collections Visualization

Reported Statistics

The following provides some of the data that we share with our peers through ARL and IPEDS, as well as data that is provided to vendors such as Peterson's and Barron's. These are considered the "official" figures that we share with any public request.

Some basic figures from ARL FY17:

  • Titles held (all formats): 2,489,801
  • Volumes held (print plus electronic): 3,262,468
  • Electronic books (also included in both counts above): 700,997

Explore prior years ARL statistics and IPEDS statistics.

Library-wide assessment

Collections Analyst and Strategist

Collection Analysis Reports

MIT Libraries staff can run collection analysis reports for the Libraries' print and electronic collections on the Selector's Toolkit Analysis page.

Historic analysis of MIT Libraries collections from 2002 - 2012 by subject, department, and course enrollment.