Monday, January 23, 2012

Goodbye Statistical Abstract

I just read a post discussing Life After the Statistical Abstract which summarizes of a discussion that took place at ALA Midwinter.  It discusses possible alternatives including commercial products from ProQuest, but points out that currently nothing rivals what was available through Statistical Abstract.  Learning to Live Without the Statistical Abstract offers a discussion of alternatives including a link to the Guide to Sources of Statistics chart which is Appendix I of the Abstract. This is a list of primary sources of statistical information along with the agencies that produce those statistics.

What are we going to do at LCC to guide students to reliable credible statistics now that Statistical Abstract is gone?

1 comment:

  1. There's a nice post on this same subject over at No Shelf Required titled "Life after the Statistical Abstract".