ERIC Number: ED498271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
ARL Supplementary Statistics, 2001-02. A Compilation of Statistics from the Members of the Association of Research Libraries
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.
Association of Research Libraries
This report presents statistics on how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries spend money on electronic resources. This report indicates that expenditures for electronic resources account for 19.6%, on average, of ARL institutions' library materials budgets. ARL libraries reported spending more than $171 million on electronic resources, with a total of $20,373,560 in additional funds spent on their behalf through a centrally funded consortium for purchasing electronic products and services. More than $12,578,752 was spent on document delivery/interlibrary loan services. Expenditures for electronic serials have increased by almost 600% since the 1999-2000 survey and by 1,200% since they were first reported, in 1994-1995. In every year since 1992-1993, average expenditures on electronic resources have increased at least twice as fast, and in some cases up to six times faster, than average library materials expenditures. The following information is included: (1) Summary of electronic resources and library materials expenditures in ARL university libraries, 1992-1993 to 2001-2002; (2) Summary statistics for university libraries, 2001-2002 (2-part); (3) Expenditures for computer files, electronic serials, indexes and reference tools, and full-text items by library; (4) Expenditures for bibliographic utilities, computer hardware and software, and document delivery/interlibrary loan by library; (5) bibliographic records, in-house use, and services by library; (6) Rank order of expenditures for electronic materials as a percent of total library materials expenditures, ranked by percent for 2001-2002; and (7) Rank order of expenditures of electronic materials as a percent of total library materials expenditures, ranked by expenditures for electronic materials, 2001-2002. Copies of the questionnaire, footnotes and ARL member library list as of June 1, 2003, are included. (Contains 1 footnote, 2 figures and 8 tables.) [For "ARL Preservation Statistics, 2001-02. A Compilation of Statistics from the Members of the Association of Research Libraries," see ED498299.]
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Expenditures, Nonprint Media, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Library Materials, Library Services, Computers, Bibliographic Databases, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States