FEDLINK is reminding you to participate in Outsell, Inc.’s 13th annual Information Management Benchmark Survey of information centers and libraries at industries, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational and healthcare institutions.


If you have already completed the Survey, we thank you.


The Survey asks about information center budgets, content spending, and staffing. All responses are confidential. The data will be presented in aggregated form only. We ask that only one person from each information center or library answer the Survey to avoid duplicate responses from the same organization.


FEDLINK members completing the Survey will receive a summary of the topline study results. This report will provide concrete benchmarks you can use for comparison of your library to peer organizations. Use it to justify spending, hone your resource allocation decisions, and provide your management with key metrics about your library’s vendor portfolio. The full report, Information Management Trends and Benchmarks 2012, can be purchased from Outsell, Inc.


To enter the Survey for the first time: point your browser to:

To return to a saved Survey, point your browser to:, input the login (likely your email) and password you created.


After answering introductory questions, you may download a PDF version of the Survey. The Survey must be completed online. The Survey will close Wednesday, October 31, 2012, midnight, Pacific Time.


Thank you for your participation in this important project and a special thank you to those of you who have supported this research over the years. We appreciate your time and contribution. If you have any questions about the Survey or are interested in purchasing the full report, please email Kurt Brenneman at [log in to unmask].