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Question 11. Graphic materials. Include the number of pieces of prints, pictures, photographs, postcards, slides,
transparencies, film strips, and the like.
Question 12. Audio materials. Include the number of pieces of audiocassettes, phonodiscs, audio compact discs, reel-
to-reel tapes, and other sound recordings.
Question 13. Film and video materials. Include the number of pieces of motion pictures, videocassettes, video laser
discs, and similar visual materials.
Questions 14-20. Expenditures. Report all expenditures of funds that come to the library from the regular institutional
budget, and from sources such as research grants, special projects, gifts and endowments, and fees for service. (For
question 17, include non-library funds; see instruction Q17.) Do not report encumbrances of funds that have not yet been
expended. Canadian libraries should report expenditures in Canadian dollars. (For your information, if interested
in determining figures in U.S. dollars, divide Canadian dollar amounts by 1.1323, the average monthly noon exchange
rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2006-June 2007.) Please round figures to the nearest
Question 15a. Monographs. Report expenditures for volumes purchased counted on line 2.
Question 15b. Serial titles. Report expenditures for serial titles counted on line 4a. Exclude unnumbered monographic
and publishers’ series, and encumbrances.
Question 15c. Other library materials. Include expenditures for all materials not reported in Questions 15a and 15b,
e.g., backfiles of serials, charts and maps, audiovisual materials, manuscripts, etc. If expenditures for these materials
are included in lines 15a and/or 15b and cannot be disaggregated, please report U/A and provide a footnote. Do not
Question 15d. Miscellaneous expenditures. Include any other materials funds expenditures not included in questions
15a-c, e.g., expenditures for bibliographic utilities, literature searching, security devices, memberships for the purposes
of publications, etc. Please list categories, with amounts, in a footnote. Note: If your library does not use materials funds
for non-materials expenditures—i.e., if those expenditures are included in “Other Operating Expenditures”— report 0,
not U/A, on line 15d.
Question 16. Contract Binding. Include only contract expenditures for binding done outside the library. If all binding
is done in-house, state this fact and give in-house expenditures in a footnote; do not include personnel expenditures.
(This figure should also be reported in the 2006-07 ARL Preservation Survey, question 7b.)
Questions 17. Salaries and wages. Exclude fringe benefits. If professional and support staff salaries cannot be separated,
enter U/A, on lines 17a and 17b and enter total staff on line 17.
Question 17c. Salaries and wages: Student Assistants. Report 100% of student wages regardless of budgetary source
of funds. Include federal and local funds for work study students.
Question 19. Other operating expenditures. Exclude expenditures for buildings, maintenance, and fringe benefits.
Questions 21–25. Electronic expenditures. These items are intended to indicate what portion of your institution’s
total library expenditures are dedicated to electronic resources and services. Please use the Footnotes to indicate any