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ERIC Number: ED528635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5940-7842-4
ISSN: ISSN-1533-9335
ARL Supplementary Statistics, 2007-2008
Bland, Les, 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 109 ARL libraries purchased 32,329,187 electronic books. In 2007-2008, there was a median of 28,319 acquisitions of electronic books by ARL libraries (this includes one institution that purchased 969,057 electronic books). Ninety-eight ARL libraries reported spending a total of $30,563,758 for electronic books in 2007-2008. A total of 1,072,452 virtual reference transactions were recorded by 100 ARL libraries. Seventy-five ARL libraries reported 184,481,145 log-ins to institutional networked e-resources. 180,009,988 virtual visits to the library catalog were noted by 69 ARL libraries. 131,792 total digital collections were reported, containing 50,393,720 items, which were accessed 876,787,949 times. In 2007-2008, ARL institutions reported $29,621,505 in the direct costs of digital collections personnel and $6,949,595 in the costs of digital collections equipment. The following are included in this report: (1) ARL Library Data Tables, 2007-2008; (2) Rank Order Tables, 2007-2008; (3) ARL Supplementary Statistics Worksheet, 2007-2008; (4) Footnotes to the ARL Supplementary Statistics, 2007-2008; and (5) ARL Member Libraries as of January 1, 2009. (Contains 4 tables.) [For the ARL Supplementary Statistics, 2006-2007, see ED528636.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries