48 · ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2012–2013
6–9, 10, 12 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars—Collections Expenditures: (7a) $29,321; (7b) $625,487;
(7c) $145; (7) $654,953; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $803,329; (8b) $914,335; (8c) $0; (8) $1,717,664; (10) $504,147;
Overall Expenditures: (7) $654,953; (8) $1,717,664; (9) $20,527; (6) $2,393,144; (12) $N/A. NOTE: Total
Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
6, 7, 8 Figure based on data extrapolated from the AAHSL survey.
8.a, 8.b, 8.c Figure extrapolated from the AAHSL survey.
All figures are as of 08/31/2013.
Library branches included: Waldmann Dental Library, Hospital for Joint Diseases Library, Bellevue
Hospital Library, and the Institute for Environmental Medicine Library.
Hurricane Sandy (10/29/12) had a significant impact on medical library staffing, facilities, and usage
statistics this fiscal year. Main medical library facility was destroyed by the storm and remains closed.
NYU hospitals and research operations were offline for 2–3 months after the storm. Library website was
down for 11 days following storm.
2 Volumes lost when Hurricane Sandy destroyed collection in Ehrman Medical Library.
7 Large price increase for UptoDate; increased purchasing of e-book collections.
8 Clerical and student assistant position eliminations after Hurricane Sandy.
13 Staff reductions after Hurricane Sandy.
13.c All student and casual positions eliminated by 10/31/12, immediately after Hurricane Sandy.
14 Ramp-up of library liaison program created more opportunities for this.
15 Many sessions added for OB/GYN department.
17 Loss of collections and indefinite closure of main medical library after Hurricane Sandy.
18–20 Medical Library numbers included in University Library numbers.
22 Medical Library continued to expand its electronic holdings. Also, most medical center hospital and
research users were unable to return to work, or work at full capacity, for months after Hurricane Sandy,
which may also account for the decrease.
4 Increase in e-book titles due to increased acquisition of titles and increased catalog access to titles that
may have not been counted previously.
7 Total library materials increase due to receipt of one-time year-end funding for additional materials
7.a One-time resource purchases increase due to receipt of one-time year-end funding for additional
materials purchases.
11 Official designated percent of 22.04% + fixed health insurance of $5,192.
16 Decrease due to continued growth in use of LibGuides and other online help aids.
22 Increase in ILL titles requested from other libraries due to continuing effects of fee reduction and
improvements to online request process, as well as growth in interdisciplinary and team-science
All figures are as of 08/31/2013.
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