130 · ARL Statistics 2007–2008
4a–4ai Inclusion of Law Integrating Resources. Serials statistics are reported as de-duped for all libraries.
4aii–4biv Serials statistics are reported as de-duped for all libraries following ARL Best Practices.
16 Increased preservation activities.
19 Figure reflects change in reporting methods.
22 Data demonstrates change in collection development practices.
23b Due to change in reporting methods.
24 Additional hardware and software purchased.
Library branches included: Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Tulsa campus branches.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 2,798,072. One library failed to report their collection of e-books (8,836) and this number was
added to 2006–2007’s count.
18 Fringe benefits are included.
26a Includes 1 professional position which is being funded from a grant for 3 years and is not a permanent position.
26b Includes 1 position which is funded on a cost-recovery model and is not a permanent budget line.
36 PhDs awarded in all of the university’s colleges were down in 2007–2008 resulting in a large overall decrease.
Library branches included: Knight (main) Library, Architecture and Allied Arts Library, Science Library, Mathematics Library,
Marine Biology Library, Portland Library and Learning Commons.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 2,905,508. Includes 164,221 e-books with records in our catalog (revised e-book count).
4 Improved de-duping process for 2007–2008’s count.
8 Gift funded project added video games to our collection.
10 This is a new count. Duplicate maps were withdrawn.
15c Costs included as monographs or serials.
15d Electronic databases, document delivery, ILL, postage, bibliographic utilities are included.
19 Included in this figure are automated systems hardware and software, supplies and equipment.
21 This is for an ECCO payment.
24 Subtracted out library budget expenditures for campus Blackboard system and campus classroom audiovisuals.
25 Includes Law Library as this can not be separated from main statistics.
26a Includes one gift-funded temporary position
26b Includes three temporary gift and grant funded positions.
35 Includes some law library transactions.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 5,993,082.
16 The figures reported in question (16) was overstated due to an error, which will be corrected in a subsequent reporting period.
Survey includes all University Park Libraries, as well as the Campus branch libraries. Campus branch Library locations are as
follows: Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Berks, Beaver, Capital, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Great Valley, Hazelton, Lehigh Valley,
Mont Alto, McKeesport, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington-Scranton, and York.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 5,221,673.
1bi–1bii Reported per format.
4aii The increase from 2006–2007 was primarily attributed to a separate count of titles for 2007–2008 received on memberships
(consortia) or as packages.
4biii The 2006–2007 survey included government documents, which the 2007–2008 survey “broke out” into a separate line. Also
enhancements to our records permitted us to include “children” records in the purchased line in 2007–2008 instead of in the
received, but not purchased line of 2006–2007.
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