116 · ARL Statistics 2007–2008
Question
Number
Footnote
CORNELL, cont.
15a Most integrating resource expenditures are included in monographic expenditures.
15d This figure reflects shipping costs only.
17a For libraries other than Law, includes expenditures for librarians only. For Law, includes expenditures for librarians and “exempt”
staff.
22 Includes an estimate for amount spent on electronic subscriptions for large publishers providing both print and electronic whose
payment records are coded as print only.
26 Does not include staff in positions that were temporarily vacant. Includes professional, support and student staff on grants and
projects.
26a For libraries other than Law, includes librarians only. For Law, includes librarians and “exempt” staff.
28 Includes 27.5 security-staffed hours (only study space and computer lab available). 2006–2007’s figure should have been 146.
31a Data is from 12 random sample weeks (same as 2006–2007).
32–33 Includes ILL lending and some staff transactions.
DARTMOUTH
Library branches included: Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, Kresge Physical Sciences Library, Paddock Music Library,
Sherman Art Library, Rauner Special Collections Library and College Archives.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 2,732,828.
4 Count of serials titles was made using a different source this year (2007–2008), which we believe is more accurate.
11 Reduction due to large discard project.
40, 42 Part-time enrollment is primarily non degree-seeking students. Undergraduate degree-seeking students are full-time by
requirement. Graduate arts and sciences program part-time enrollment varies widely from year to year.
DELAWARE
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 2,741,215.
4 ARL’s new methodology that counts unique titles was fully implemented for the 2007–2008 statistics.
9 Excludes the University Archives, which are not administered by the Library.
32 Library’s automated system does not differentiate between initial loans and renewals.
DUKE
Library branches included: Biological & Environmental Sciences Library, Divinity School Library, Ford Library, Library Service
Center, Lilly Library, Marine Lab Library, Music Library, Special Collections Library.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 5,849,608.
1b–1bii Increase due to contrast with 2006–2007’s data. In 2006–2007 the Medical Center Library and the Ford Business Library withdrew
many volumes.
4, 4b Increased numbers for 2007–2008 are due to improved data compilation in this area.
4bii The increase is due to this data being unavailable in 2006–2007. This is an estimate based on SFX data.
4biii Increase due to improved data compilation in this area for 2007–2008.
12 Increase due to increased collecting in this area.
15c Decreased figures due to decreased spending in this area.
17a Increase due to increased expenditures in this area.
19 Increase due to increased expenditures in this area including a computer hardware “refresh” for all staff members in the main
library.
21 Decrease apparent because there was an increase in funding in this area due to Strategic Initiative Project funding supporting a one
time purchase of electronic backfiles of serials.
22 The main library adopted an e-only exceptions policy for serials. The policy is available here: http://library.duke.edu/about/
collections/eonly.html. This adoption resulted in transferring many serial subscriptions from print to electronic.
24 Increase due to increased expenditures in this area including a computer hardware “refresh” for all staff members in the main
library.
25 Increase due to increased expenditures in this area.
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