50 · ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2011–2012
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ROCHESTER, cont.
4 Rush Rhees reporting electronic books for all libraries.
7.c ILL postage - $1,138, acquisitions postage - $213, ILL purchases - $219, Copyright Clearance - $8,120,
EFTS (net exp) - $2,258, ILLiad maintenance - $750, photocopy costs - $776, ExLibris and Backstage -
$8,660, and contract binding - $10,393.
9 Includes expenditures for new CheckPoint detection system; virtual server and infrastructure; and
NN/LM MAR externally funded project, “Spearheading the Transition to iPads in the Medical School
Curriculum at the University of Rochester Medical Center.” For the first time this year, does NOT
include historical (“Special Collections”) “Other operating expenditures.”
11 Librarians and other senior administrators: 29.2%; other (non-union) regular staff: 34.3%; union
positions: 54.4%.
14 It should be noted here that we now are recording any 1:1 session as a reference transaction. In the
past, classes that ended up having only one attendee were counted as classes.
17 We note that declines in “initial circulations” have been continuous since the 2008–2009 reporting
period. Between FY ‘09 and FY ‘12, initial circulations have declined 40%. While there may be no
single factor to explain the decline, certainly the increased availability of electronic resources is one
strong influence.
19 Represents number of searches for eight key health sciences databases.
21–22 There is no single, obvious explanation for the decrease in this year’s ILL borrowing and lending
declines. It is worth noting that both “requests provided” and “requests received” have decreased
24% since the 2008–2009 reporting period. Changes in the borrowing and lending volumes provide
an opportunity to examine both behaviors in detail and try to isolate factors that may be influencing
the current year’s more precipitous declines.
23–29 Reported by Rush Rhees Library.
SASKATCHEWAN
All figures are as of 04/30/2012.
6–9, 10, 12 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars Collections Expenditures: (7a) $591,257; (7b)
$1,924,594; (7c) $24,274; (7) $2,540,125; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $578,690; (8b) $271,612; (8c) $33,634; (8)
$883,936; (10) $158,727; Overall Expenditures: (7) $2,540,125; (8) $883,936; (9) NA/UA; (6) $3,424,061; (12)
NA/UA. NOTE: Total Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
10 Includes the benefit expenses for librarians, staff, and students.
11 The official designated percentage for fringe benefits varies by employee type: 16.05% for professional
staff, 22.90% for support staff, and 10.12% for student assistants.
12 U/A
16 Includes directional, instructional, and reference questions.
18 COUNTER statistics specifically for Health Sciences are unavailable.
SOUTH CAROLINA
4 Removed individual National Academy Press titles.
7.a Monographs and purchase of one journal back file.
7.c Lyrasis
10 Includes fringes paid for library faculty and staff from all accounts including two grant project
accounts.
11 22.235% of total salary plus health and dental insurance.
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