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ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006–2007
• Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 65 responded to this survey.1
• Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 244,188 volumes held and 3,402 gross
volumes added. The full-time equivalent of 2,395 staff were employed by these libraries
during the year.
• Responding libraries reported total expenditures of $ 244,188,020.2 As seen in the graph
below, library materials made up the largest portion of that total, with 46.46% of aggregated
expenses falling under that category.
• Health sciences libraries reported a total of $75,592,753 on electronic materials, or a median
of 70% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $71,413,063 on electronic
Seventy-three university libraries reported a health sciences library on the 2006–2007 ARL Statistics. British Columbia, Brown, Laval, McGill,
Manitoba, Missouri, Ohio, and Wayne State included health sciences library data with the ARL Statistics, but did not respond to this survey.
Cornell and Indiana did not include a health sciences library on the ARL Statisitics, but did submit a response to this survey.
This figure includes Canadian universities, whose expenditures were converted to US dollars at the rate of 1.1323 Can$ = 1 US$, the average
monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2006 to June 2007.
Total Salaries &
Expenditures in ARL Academic Health Sciences Libraries 2006–2007