50 · ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2008–2009
30-31 New librarian position added with emphasis in instruction and outreach.
1.b Decrease reflects the weeding of the Nursing Library collection plus weeding of some bound journals in the Health
1.b.ii As in 1.b, this large number of withdrawals reflects the weeding of the Nursing Library collection plus weeding of some
bound journals in the Health Sciences Library.
5 Serials not reported separately from total university count.
17 Decrease reflects fewer print journals purchased and more careful attention to not binding when archival rights are held to
an electronic journal.
18, 25, 27 Decrease reflects the completion of the reorganization that separated what was formerly a combined HSL and IT
organization. The HSL is now integrated into the central library system administratively and operationally as it originally
was until 1972.
37 PhD degrees, faculty, and enrollment are not reported separately from total university counts.
5 Health Sciences serials data included in Butler Library statistics.
12 Wilcox Collection
26 Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan figures included in Butler Library statistics.
1.b.i Includes 1,301 e-books.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 200,301. This year's increase reflects additional available volumes, and the fact that
the 2007-2008 e-book count was significantly underreported. The e-book count may include a small amount of duplication
between e-book packages yet to be determined.
1.b.i Includes some manually cataloged e-books.
2 The count may include a small amount of duplication between e-book packages yet to be determined.
5 Estimate only. 2.5% of the titles in this count were estimated to be print. 1,430 of the e-titles were estimated to be non-
current. Some deduping done through estimates. Decrease in print title count due to cancellations to favor electronic
format over print. Increase in e-title count reflects additional available titles (including the selective addition of records for
open access titles), and a more precise counting methodology.
7 Starting with 2008-2009, counts for microforms will no longer be kept up to date; reporting will be at the 2007-2008 level.
12 Starting with 2008-2009, graphics counts will no longer be kept up to date; reporting will be at the 2007-2008 level. The
change reflects rounding only.
14 Starting with 2008-2009, motion picture counts will no longer be kept up to date; reporting will be at the 2007-2008 level.
Video and DVD counts are now collected online vs. manually.
16.d Figure reflects shipping costs only.
30 Includes some instruction sessions for individuals.
32 Extrapolated from 12 random sampling weeks. In large part, increase reflects a greater effort to record all transactions.
33 In large part, the decrease reflects a counting error made in 2007-2008.
37 Includes 13 double major MDs and PhDs. The total for PhDs only is 58.
Library branches included: Dana Biomedical Library and Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library.
Withdrawals part of ongoing deaccessioning project.
5, 16.a Figure indicates budget constraints.
5.b.iii Reduced number of gifts and exchanges received and/or kept.