ERIC Number: ED055614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities, Fall 1969; Analytic Report.
Price, Bronson; Holladay, Doris C.
Based on a survey of college and university libraries conducted in the fall of 1969, this report provides aggregated or summary data for 2,330 libraries or 95.8% of the college and university libraries in the nation. The libraries surveyed accounted for a total expenditure of about $585 million, of which nearly $318 million was paid for salaries and wages of 45,150 staff members. The total holdings of these libraries provided user access to 333 million items of printed, unreduced materials (books, periodicals and other serial titles) and nearly 65 million microform items (microfilms and all other reduced formats). A promising development for improving access to library resources for small institutions is the advent of "joint libraries." A joint library is defined as a combining of library resources of two or more institutions, which serves all the institutions concerned, or the library may serve one whole institution and a branch campus of another institution. The largest expenditure increase (20%) was for books and other library materials, the smallest (14%) was for salaries of the regular staff. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Librarians, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Expenditures, Library Surveys, Microforms, Salaries
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.215:15031-69 $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.