50 · ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2012–2013
7.c ILL postage: $1,898
Acquisitions postage: $164
ILL purchases: $32
Copyright Clearance: $6,686
EFTS (net) expenditures: $1,358
OCLC Cataloging: $1,595
Collection management supplies: $4,874
Photocopy costs: $75
IFM (net) costs: (zero)
ExLibris (Voyager software maintenance) & Backstage (MARS authority control processing, etc.): $8,899
Serials Solutions 360 Link: $2,180
Contract binding: $8,756
8, 8.a, 13 Two FTEs were added to the e-Learning service area during the reporting period.
8.c Does not include work study funding.
9 Previous year (2011–12) data included a new CheckPoint detection system; virtual server and
infrastructure; and an NN/LM MAR externally funded project.
14–15 We have made a concentrated effort to expand our liaison outreach activities. Our success is reflected in
the increased number of classes and attendance at classes.
16 2011–2012 response was under-reported; correct response (including electronic reference transactions) is
12,267. Therefore, 2012–2013 (current survey) response of 10,286 is a reduction of 1,981 or 16%.
17 We note that declines in initial circulations have been continuous since the 2008–09 reporting period.
While there may be no single factor to explain the decline, certainly the increased availability of
electronic resources and the continued growth of iPads in the Medical School curriculum are strong
18 RCL reports total number of successful full-text article requests for entire campus.
19 Represents number of searches for 11 key health sciences databases.
20 These data included in response from main campus library.
21, 22 There is no single 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 steadily since the 2008–
2009 reporting period. We note that our experience, however, is not dissimilar from the experiences of
libraries throughout the U.S., as reported in the literature.
All figures are as of 04/30/2013.
1 Bibliographic count.
6–9, 10, 12 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars—Collections Expenditures: (7a) $328,293; (7b) $2,409,951;
(7c) $13,084; (7) $2,751,328; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $599,186; (8b) $314,018; (8c) $36,463; (8) $949,667; (10)
$145,135; Overall Expenditures: (7) $2,751,328; (8) $949,667; (9) $N/A; (6) $3,700,995; (12) $N/A. NOTE: Total
Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
7.c Contract binding expenditures decreased due to a move towards keeping only the electronic version of
a journal and consequently cancelling the physical version leading to less binding of the physical issues.
10 Includes the benefit expenses for librarians, staff, and students.
16 Includes directional, instructional and reference questions.
18 Health Sciences Library is interdisciplinary; therefore unable to obtain this information.
20 University of Saskatchewan does not use a federated search engine.
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