QUESTION NUMBER NOTES
41 Law students (first‐professional) were omitted from full and part‐time grad students in Fall 2003,
thus 2003‐04 figures should be revised to (41) 2,121; (42) 3,927.
4.a Change is due to interpretation of what is now included in this item.
15, 15.a, 20 Changes due to completion of flood related projects.
21 Figure reflects shift to online resources.
Includes two Columbia University affiliates (not branch libraries): Barnard College Library, which
was also included in 2003‐04, and Teachers College which is included in 2004‐05 for the first time.
Volumes held June 30, 2004 revised to 9,085,859 to include 5,169 Oral History volumes.
2 Number of monographic volumes purchased includes 159,844 e‐books, some of which were
purchased in prior years but cataloged in 2004‐05.
8 Excludes Butler Library.
14 All Columbia expenditures and Personnel data (FTE) exclude Electronic Publishing Initiative at
15.d Includes costs associated with maintenance of collection (e.g., shipping, supplies, relocation,
16 Decrease reflects re‐categorization of expenses.
Includes Art & Design; Avery Point; Dodd Research Center; Greater Hartford; Map; Media; Music
& Dramatic Arts; Pharmacy; Stamford; Torrington; and Waterbury libraries.
4 Increase due to a change in the state‐provided electronic serials package.
15.b, 15.c 2003‐04 figures were incorrect.
21 Increase due to an internal coding change.
Includes the Adelson, Africana, Annex, Engineering, Fine Arts, Hotel, Industrial & Labor
Relations, Kroch (Rare & Mss. Collections), Law, Management, Mann/Entomology, Mathematics,
Music, Olin/Kroch (Asia Collections), Physical Sciences, Uris, and Veterinary Libraries on the
Ithaca campus, and the New York Agricultural Experiment Station Library in Geneva, NY.
Excludes the Medical College Library in New York, NY. Volumes held June 30, 2004 revised to
7,537,145 to include corrections to Annex volume counts, and 240,986 additional e‐books,
including: Early English Books Online (68,463); Eighteenth Century Collections Online (136,209);
Evans Early American Imprints Digital Collection (36,303); NetLibrary (11 excludes 12,021
NetLibrary titles Cornell has perpetual access to with a consortium).
1 Decrease largely reflects the completion in 2003‐04 of the backlog reduction project. To a much
smaller degree, it may also reflect a decrease in the number of unit orders placed due to the
performance of the dollar.
1.b.i Decrease reflects the completion in 2003‐04 of a project to eliminate the cataloging backlog; the
process of transitioning from acquiring print and electronic to electronic‐only serials where
appropriate; a decrease in the number of unit orders placed due, in some part, to the performance
of the dollar; and a reduction in the acquisition of multiple copies.
4 Includes some unnumbered monographic series. Estimate of e‐serials does not exclude non‐
current titles packaged with current titles.
9 Figure is in cubic feet.
15.a Decrease due to the fact that 2003‐04 figure included funds for the large purchase of the