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Reflects title count.
8-13 Reflects corrected basis for the count.
15a Accurately reflects increased purchase of monographs in 2006-07.
18 Fringe benefits are included.
28 Correction from public service hours reported in 2005-06.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
All figures are as of 09/30/2007.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2006 revised to 2,532,058.
32 These are internal circulations only.
15d Neglected to include serial postage expense of $76,766 in 2005-2006 figure. Postage for the time period of this survey totals $64,565.
Includes Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Library, Zimmerman Library, Bunting Visual
Arts Library, Tireman Education Library, Native American Studies Library.
Excluded: Gallup Campus Branch Library, Los Alamos Campus Branch Library, Taos Campus Branch Library, Valencia Campus
All figures are as of 08/31/2007.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2006 revised to 4,881,106. The actual 2005 06 e books total is 432,000, but the reported number of 769,000 is
overstated by 337,000. The actual number of e books in 2006 07 is 503,764.
1bi Volumes added during 2006 07 decreased because 2005 06 figures were above average due to: #1 the processing of a large front log
of materials in preparation for the systems migration and #2 the additional cataloging related to the RISM collection.
1bii Part of regular ebb and flow of withdrawal of materials as items are sent to the offsite facility. The increase of withdrawals is not
seen as out of the ordinary.
4 There was a net increase in the Division of Libraries’ serials received due to the new counting method by title. Serials received for
NYU overall decreased because of de-duping process across the Branch Libraries.
4a The new counting methodology by serial titles instead of subscriptions increased the number of serials purchased. Purchased print
titles decreased due to de-duping of print titles for which the Libraries had electronic access. The overall effect was a net increase of
serials purchased for the Division of Libraries.
10 Cartographic materials were brought in with a newly acquired collection. Current cartographic materials remain small so any
change in the total count will appear as a large percent change.
16 2006 07 figures are the normal contract binding expenses within a given year. 2005 06 numbers are understated because a portion of
the expenses were pre paid in the previous year.
28 There is no actual decrease in total weekly public service hours reported. 2005 06 total hours were misreported as 379 instead of 119
because the summary sheet aggregated the hours from the different branch Libraries. Bobst has 119 weekly public service hours per
week. Medical/Dental has 93 weekly public service hours per week. Law has 91 weekly public service hours per week.
36 There was a minor decrease of PhDs awarded in all programs.
NEW YORK PUBLIC
1a Volumes held June 30, 2006 revised to 8,828,221.
NEW YORK STATE
All figures are as of 03/31/2007.
Included: Design, Natural Resources, Textiles, Veterinary Medical libraries, African American Cultural Center Reading Room, and
College of Education Media Center.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2006 revised to 6,028,059. Added 205,490 e books. Includes some e books purchased in 2006 07. Major e
book collections now counted include: ebrary (31,497); ECCO (136,213); Netlibrary audio (1,511); Netlibrary (24,313); Rand (3,246);
Springer (6,841); Documenting the American South (local digital publishing program, 1,373); plus additional smaller collections.
Also: Law Library added 231 e books not previously counted; Health Sciences Library added 86 e books, plus 5,661 volumes to
reflect more accurate counts obtained through new ILS.