ERIC Number: ED498272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
ARL Supplementary Statistics 2002-03
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 25%, on average, of ARL institutions' library materials budgets. ARL libraries reported spending more than $228 million on electronic resources, with a total of $21,470,716 in additional funds spent on their behalf through a centrally funded consortium for purchasing electronic products and services. More than $13.1 million was spent on document delivery/interlibrary loan services. Expenditures for electronic serials have increased by 171% since the 1999-2000 survey and by more than 800% 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 more than 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 2002-2003; (2) Summary statistics for university libraries, 2002-2003 (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 2002-2003; and (7) Rank order of expenditures of electronic materials as a percent of total library materials expenditures, ranked by expenditures for electronic materials, 2002-2003. Copies of the questionnaire, footnotes and ARL member library list as of January 1, 2004, are included. (Contains 5 footnotes, 2 figures and 8 tables.) [For 2001-2002 supplementary statistics, see ED498271.]
Descriptors: Library Materials, Computers, Statistics, Expenditures, Bibliographic Databases, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Libraries, Library Services, Surveys, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.