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Library branches included: General Library System (GLS): Archives, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, College
(Undergraduate library), Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Math, Memorial, Music, Physics, Social Science, Social Work, Special
Collections, Agriculture and Life Sciences (Steenbock), Map, Merit (formerly CIMC Education), Primate, School of Library &
Information Studies (SLIS), Wendt Engineering, Health Sciences (Ebling), Law, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.
1 There is an increase of 105,000 volumes added from the Wisconsin Historical Society Library (WHS), our University’s library
for American History. These items represent the WHS share of total number of titles (220,000) of pre-1976 publications from the
purchased MARCIVE GPO download that occurred in 2006–2007.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 7,933,636.
1b The count of e-books added jumped from the 17,914 previously reported to a new figure of 23,884. This is because the earlier
count was based on the bibliography records being coded as format “am” (language monographs). However, in the process of
investigating how to count e-books we discovered that some vendors are coding their records as either “aa” (language mono
component part) or “ad” (language mono subunit).
4 Our campus has undergone efforts to ensure we have a reliable count of serials held based upon analyzing records within our local
cataloging systems. This new methodology involved a comparison of records in two key databases in which records are captured
for serials (SFX and Voyager). This process involved efforts to eliminate duplicate titles across all campus libraries through several
verification levels. The process is not flawless but represents our best efforts at determining and tracking a reliable serial account for
31 This figure is a representative sample of reference transactions based upon an annual collection period. Specifically, the most recent
statistics-gathering period was held in March 2008. Approximately, 35 campus libraries participated, resulting in 2,640 documented
reference questions over a period of 7 days. This figure (2,640) does not include directional, technical, or “other” questions as
defined by campus libraries.
Library branches included: Arts Library, Bass Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Chemistry Library, Classics
Library, Divinity Library, Drama Library, Engineering and Applied Science Library, Epidemiology & Public Health Library,
Forestry and Environmental Studies Library, Geology Library, Kline Science Library, Law Library, Lewis Walpole Library,
Mathematics Library, Medical Library, MUDD Library, Music Library, Social Science Library, and Information Services.
4a The change in purchased serial titles is at best an estimate and the figure reported 2006–2007 may be in error but may also reflect
the change in instructions for reporting at the title rather than the subscription level. This estimate in serial titles has resulted in an
increase in number of items but an reduction in average price paid. Thus, our unit price for serials purchased may be unrealistically
5 This is included in serials print counts.
8 Since 2002–2003 we report the number added only in the notes field; count of computer files added in 2007–2008 is 3,282. We are not
reporting the cumulative figures.
15b An estimate in serial titles has resulted in an increase in number of items but an reduction in average price paid. Thus, our unit price
for serials purchased may be unrealistically low. See footnote for (4a).
27 In 2007–2008 a number of Yale libraries reopened after renovations were completed.
32–33 Due to duplicate entries initial circulation count for 2006–2007 should have been reported as 604,828 and the total circulation count
including renewals should have been 967,707.
34–35 Numbers includes Law library.
36 Information concerning doctoral degrees taken from the IPEDS Survey of Degrees granted. First professional degrees are not
37 First professional fields not included.
38 Number represents full-time “ladder” faculty at the University.
All figures are as of 04/30/2008.
Library branches included: Bronfman Business Library; Steacie Science and Engineering Library; Frost Library; Scott Library and
the Law Library.
1a Volumes held June 30, 2007 revised to 3,102,024. Includes 9,4342 e-books not included in gross volumes added.
11 We have 1,217 linear feet of photographs in our archives. If 110 prints equals one inch, that means we have 1,606,693 pieces.
15–25 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars: (15a) $2,603,949; (15b) $7,960,761; (15c) $211,229; (15d) $104,393; (15) $10,880,332;
(16) $179,715; (17a) $5,832,338; (17b) $5,144,542; (17c) $1,075,888; (17) $12,052,768; (19) $3,817,569; (20) $26,930,384; (21) $1,668,127; (22)
$4,508,763; (23a) $77,399; (23b) $0; (24) $275,542; (25) $24,667.