The purpose of this toolkit is to aid LOUIS member libraries in preparing their IPEDS submissions. This toolkit and instructions focus on getting data for the first two parts of the IPEDS survey, "Library Collections/Circulation" and "Interlibrary Loan Services." More information about the data included and instructions for use can be found by clicking the "Instructions" button on every page. Note that institutions may subscribe to resources not included in this toolkit independent of their LOUIS membership. Officially reported IPEDS data for previous years can be explored in the Louisiana Academic Library Data dashboard.
Data will be updated twice a year: after February for the previous calendar year, and after August for the previous fiscal year.
**Circulation statistics for electronic resources may include resources you subscribe to outside of LOUIS if they are from a vendor included here. Collections statistics for electronic resources only include LOUIS Core resources.
 EBSCO and LexisNexis Collection and Circulation counts automatically exclude Gold OA titles. It is not possible to include OA Access_Types for EBSCO or LexisNexis titles. Learn more about Gold Open Access from Open Library of Humanities.
 Data types have been pre-selected for SIRSI Workflows data based on institutional preferences.
 LexisNexis is not COUNTER compliant and instead uses "retrievals by source"
 Totals are calculated using the COUNTER 5 metric Total_Item_Investigations (LearningExpress PrepStep uses Sessions; OCLC FirstSearch uses Searches; Credo uses Total_Item_Requests).
 Note that IPEDS does not request inclusion of databases in Digital/Electronic Circulation counts. These numbers are included for your own data-keeping purposes.
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