Chapter 4. Implementation Study: US Academic Libraries

Marshall Breeding


Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 8), "Implementation Study: US Academic Libraries"

Chapter 4, “Implementation Study: US Academic Libraries,” of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 8), focuses on a systematic study that was performed by Marshall Breeding to gather data on the discovery services selected by academic libraries in the United States. This study focused on the libraries associated with colleges and universities in selected classification categories assigned by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000. The categories used are based on an older edition of the classification assessments now performed by the Center for Postsecondary Research at the Indiana University Bloomington. The study is based on the directory of libraries maintained by Breeding as a component of Library Technology Guides ( This systematic review of these libraries provides insight into the trends of discovery product implementations according to size and scope of academic libraries.

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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2001), The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2000 edition, Menlo Park, CA: Author. Referenced from

Marshall Breeding, “Academic Members of the Association of Research Libraries: Index-Based Discovery Services,” Library Technology Guides, 2018,


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