48 · ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006–2007
4 Totals here represent only “unique” serial titles completely de-duped across both format and purchase type and also
de-duped between the General and the Health Sciences Libraries (reported on separate ARL surveys, but only de-duped
amounts are being reported for each).
4a.ii Includes monographic series if series title is received on standing order.
15b Includes monographic series received on standing order.
15c Includes backfiles and non‑continuing serials. Expenditures: amounts for maps and audiovisual materials included in
(15a) and (15b).
23b This figure is a prorated estimate: percentage of the total library expenditures ((15b) for both main and Health Sciences)
multiplied by CDL support figure.
24 Opened an Infocommons in the Biomedical Library.
29-30 Both the Biomedical Library and the Medical Center Library hired an Instruction and Outreach Librarian which is
reflected in the instruction figures.
31 This includes 730 virtual reference questions.
32 The Biomedical Library has returned to its own building (renovation) in the Health Sciences section of campus after a 3
year absence and students seem to find it much easier to go into and use the library without needing to renew and hold
books for a much longer period of time.
4a.i The medical library also has access to 37,913 e-journals that are reported in the main library’s statistics.
19 Operating Expenditures reported in 2005-06 were incorrect.
John Crerar Library is a central science library with a biomedical collection for health sciences. Many numbers are
percentages as a result. Data for the ARL survey are matched as closely as possible to data compiled and reported for the
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ (AAHSL) Annual Statistics of Medical School Libraries in the United
States and Canada
4-4a, 4b The count of open access serials available from the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) in all categories of biology
and medicine was added to our totals this year.
8 All multimedia are counted as a single category, with computer files, audio and video CD and DVD formats included
17c Additional student hours were added for a major shifting project.
18 Fringe benefits are included.
19 Due to an error in calculation, 2005‑06 figure was too high should have been about $33,000.
22 Library continues to build electronic serials collection aggressively and to reduce print subscriptions.
25 New ILL reporting and accounting processes provide more accurate estimates for biomedical based transactions than in
previous years.
26a Professional staffing temporarily reduced due to a retirement; position was not filled during the year.
26c The ratio of work study to non‑work study students fluctuated resulting in lower FTEs but higher costs during 2006-07.
32 No explanation for higher circulation figures.
34-35 ILL statistics were estimated in previous years; new reporting systems provided more accurate figures for biomedical
Excludes the Raymond Walters College, Clermont College libraries.    
4 It was too difficult to separate especially our e‑journals from the other jurisdictions within the university. We are allowing
our titles to be counted in the “main” count.
15 This lower number reflects a 6% cut to the collections budget and the fact that we pre‑paid some items in 2005-06.
19 This includes significant expenses for history of medicine construction project.
29-30 Lower figure reflects fewer formal classes.
4 Serials data included in Butler library data.
11 Wilcox Collection.
28 Number included in Butler count (95 for Health Sciences only, 107 total for Columbia).
1a Volumes held June 30, 2006 revised to 205,078.
1b.i Includes e-books.
2 We are reporting 770 e-books.
4b 2005-06 we only reported “print” serials received but not purchased.
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