122 · ARL Statistics 2007–2008
31 Includes 545,084 reference transactions in the public reading rooms; 323,469 in the US Copyright Office; 650 directed to the
Preservation Directorate; and 871,287 reference transactions conducted by the Congressional Research Service.
32 Includes 1,131,411 items circulated to researchers on the Library of Congress campus and 156,356 items circulated to congressional
members and staff (the only category of users who may charge items for use off-campus). Does not include items charged for
telework or other technical processing.
34 Includes 5,812 non-returnables.
Library branches included: Health (Veterinary), Law Library and the Main Library.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 4,067,169. This number is revised from 2006–2007 to include 17,018 electronic books added in
2007–2008: Early American Newspapers, Series II and III, 1801-1819 (258); Early English Books Online (Pollard and Redgrave, STC I)
(850); Early English Books Online (Wing, STC II) (3,750); Early English Books Online (Thomason Tracts) (2,127); Knovel (435); Naxos
Music Library (4,574); Netlibrary Collection VI (3,638); Twentieth Century North American Drama (1,386).
1b Decrease is due to budget changes.
1bi This number comes from cataloging, database management, documents, serials, and special collections.
1bii This number comes from database management and documents.
2 This figure consists of 15,405 paper volumes plus 17,018 e-books.
4a The number of print serials was unavailable so the sub-questions of (4ai) and (4bi) have been marked UA/NA.
4aii Since this number is unavailable, one cannot accurately calculate the average price per serial purchased for 2007–2008 (i.e., the
serials unit price is unrealistically low).
4b The number of consortial serials for the main library was unavailable so this has been marked UA/NA on the main library survey.
6 This number is derived from 5,576 microforms (from database management, documents, serials, and Special collections) added to
the total from 2006–2007.
7 This number comes from the LSU Documents Depository Library and it has decreased every reporting period during the last few
years leading up to 2007–2008.
8 This number comes from the “Count Items” report for this item category. For reporting purposes, a reported unit of 1 is equal to 1
CD-ROM, 1 COMPDISK, and 1 DVD-ROM (this excludes the VetMed library).
9 This number is composed 113 linear feet of manuscripts (as determined by Special Collections) to which the total from 2006–2007
has been added.
10 This number is reported by the Cartographic Information Center (CIC). The “count items” report is determined by counting a unit
of 1 equal to 1 MAP (excludes VetMed library).
12 This number is derived from the “count items report” with 1 equal to 1 AUDIO-CASS, 1 AUDIO-CD, and 1 LP (Long Play
phonograph records) (excludes VetMed library).
13 This number comes from the “count items” report. For this item, 1 is equal to 1 DVD, 1 Film reel, 1 Video cassette, and 1 Videodisk
(excludes VetMed library).
15b Since the number of print serials purchased is unavailable, one cannot accurately calculate the average price per serial purchased
for this year (2007–2008).
26–26b This reflects changes in staffing patterns.
26c This reflects changes in staffing patterns. This number is an average of 117 bodies at any one time, divided by four (since most work
10 hours a week).
40 This figure demonstrates decreasing enrollment.
Included: Main Library, Medical Library, University Archives, Music Library, Art Library, and the Law Library.
The medical and law libraries data have been aggregated into the main library’s figures. Louisville did not submit separate law and
medical library surveys for this period (2007–2008).
9 University of Louisville libraries serve as the central archive for the entire University of Louisville system. The reason for the large
increase in the 2007–2008 manuscript collection figure is because the routine destruction of non-permanent university records has
not been performed recently. Usually, non-essential materials are routinely destroyed every year, but this has not been done for the
last several years because of staff shortages.
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