ERIC Number: ED499290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2005-06
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.
Association of Research Libraries
Presented herein are data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 65 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2005-06, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 245,212 volumes, spent a total of $239,944,918, and employed 2,524 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at 46% and 41% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $51,689,469 for electronic materials, or a median of 54.29% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $47,179,215 for electronic serials. List of ARL Member Libraries as of June 1, 2007 is appended. (Contains 6 tables.) [For "ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2004-05," see ED498304.]
Descriptors: Expenditures, Medical Libraries, Research Libraries, Resource Allocation, Operating Expenses, Flow Charts, Academic Libraries, Questionnaires, Statistical Surveys, Library Personnel, Library Services, Research Reports, Professional Associations, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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