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NEW MEXICO, cont.
4 Serial counts nearly doubled due to the following factors: 1) $1,827,541 in insurance funds were used to replace fire-damaged
materials including databases with full text. The library was able to purchase more titles than were lost in the fire. 2) The library was
able to purchase bundled packages through special consortial arrangements, resulting in the acquisition of additional journals. 3)
Coding improvements allowed for more accurate counts of all journals including government documents. 4) The library conducted
a project to replace print journals with electronic versions, when possible.
8 This increase is related to the purchase/licensing by the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) slide library of 28,000 digital image files
along with their annual cataloging of 37,753 images.
13 2007–2008 count increased due to a special purchase of a local vendor’s video inventory.
15b $1,827,541 in insurance funds were used to replace fire-damaged materials including databases with full text.
15c The UNM slide library made significant, one-time investments in licensing and electronic resources (ARTstor and other digital
image purchases and licensing). This was possible through expending unused/vacant salary lines.
17c All UNM libraries increased their student budgets significantly in part due to increases in minimum wage.
21 One-time electronic resource purchases increased by 38% because of the following two reasons: 1) The UNM slide library made
significant, one-time investments in licensing and electronic resources (ARTstor and other digital image purchases and licensing).
This was possible through expending unused/vacant salary lines. 2) $1,827,541 in insurance funds was used to replace fire-
damaged materials including databases with full text.
22 All UNM libraries increased their on-going electronic resource purchases. This appears to be a national trend. University Libraries
also conducted a project to replace print journals with electronic versions, when possible.
NEW YORK
All figures are as of 08/31/2008.
Library branches included: Bobst Library; Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) Library; Real Estate Institute (REI) Library; Courant Institute
of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) Library; Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) Library; Law School Library; Medical
School and Dental School Libraries.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 4,988,264. The number of e-books in 2006-2007 was 503,764 and increased to 537,022 in 2007-
2008, thereby increasing the volumes held at the beginning of the year by 33,258.
1bi 2006–2007’s gross volumes added count was incorrect and excluded some volumes processed by the Acquisitions department.
1bii Previous years’ withdrawals were inflated by weeding projects implemented to move materials offsite that resulted in a large
number of withdrawals. No such project was launched in 2007–2008 because of time restraints caused by the 2007–2008 ILS
migration.
2 In the 2007–2008 year, the monographs department was not fully staffed, which resulted in fewer processing of orders. Additionally,
monograph orders were not processed for two months of the year during the implementation phase of our recent ILS migration.
4bi In 2007–2008 a concerted effort was made to provide more access to free serials via SFX as compared to prior years.
15a In 2007–2008 there was a decrease in orders due to the ILS migration creating a temporary slow down in the ordering workflow.
15d In 2007–2008 manuscript purchases increased from $62,000 to $236,000.
19 Increased vendor costs for offsite storage in 2007–2008; increased spending on library refurbishment projects.
21 Major purchasing of one-time resources was focused more on electronic materials in 2007–2008.
22 The increase in ongoing e-resources purchases in 2007–2008 is a reflection of the continued transition in serials purchases from
print to electronic.
24 Computer hardware/software costs went up in 2007–2008 due to an ILS system migration and corresponding vendor costs.
25 The ILL service for users increased from 2006–2007 to 2007–2008 and fees increased correspondingly (OCLC ShaRes fees increased
in 2007–2008 by $31,000).
31 The decrease in 2007–2008 represents a general trend of decreasing in-person reference service.
33 The decrease in circulations in 2007–2008 was caused by a decrease in renewals due to increasing the circulation period for M.A.
students, our heaviest renewers.
34–35 Better exposure of records due to improved electronic resources; our institution is a member of RAPID consortium, which has
allowed quicker fulfillment of orders.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
18 Fringe benefits are included.
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