SPEC Kits (Association of Research Libraries)

SPEC surveys gather information from ARL member institutions on current research library practices and policies. SPEC Kits combine the survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the ever-changing challenges facing libraries. These guides help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance. SPEC Kits comprise four key elements: Executive Summary of the survey results; Survey Questions and Responses; Representative Documents from the responding institutions; Selected Resources, including books, journal articles, and websites.