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ERIC Number: ED521121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 62
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5940-7860-2
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8999
ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2008-2009
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Morris, Shaneka, Comp.
Association of Research Libraries
This document presents results of the 2008-2009 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 72 responded to this survey. Law libraries reported median values of 355,922 volumes held and 7,274 gross volumes added. Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 2,057 staff members in the fiscal year 2008-2009. Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $213,618,759. As seen in the graph below, materials expenditures made up the largest portion of the total, with almost 47% of aggregated expenses falling under a materials-related category. Law libraries reported a total of $21,860,327 in electronic materials expenditures, or a median of almost 24% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $18,940,834 in electronic serials expenditures. A copy of the ARL questionnaire and instructions, as well as footnotes to the statistics, are included. A list of ARL member libraries as of June 1, 2010 is also included. [For "ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2007-2008", see ED507414.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States