ERIC Number: ED498305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2003-04
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.
Association of Research Libraries
This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2003-04. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 66 responded to this survey. Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 235,225 volumes held and 4,676 gross volumes added. The full-time equivalent of 2,550 staff were employed by these libraries during the year. Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $224,697,410. Library materials made up the largest portion of that total, with 43.47% of aggregated expenses falling under that category. Health Sciences libraries reported a total of $34,135,193 on electronic materials, or a median of 36.05% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $32,473,238 on electronic serials. Includes appendix: ARL Member Libraries as of January 1, 2005. (Contains 10 tables, 1 figure, and 2 footnotes.) [For "ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2002-03," see ED498303.]
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Materials, Library Services, Expenditures, Library Personnel, Nonprint Media, Electronic Journals, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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