122 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
28 Decrease reflects the discontinuation of 3 service points, as well as some corrections to reporting practices; we are now
counting combined service points by designated areas and not by function (down 4), and are now viewing chat service as a
mode of contacting the reference desks and not as separate service points (down 3).
29 Part of one library remains open between 2 and 8 a.m., Sunday-Thursday, staffed by library-paid security staff (which adds
27.5 hours to this figure). Study space and computer lab available.
30 Includes some instruction sessions for individuals, and some duplication for co-taught sessions.
32 The 2007-2008 figure should have been 71,882. Most units’ counts are extrapolated from 12 random sampling weeks.
33 Includes ILL lending and some staff transactions.
36 Borrow Direct counts are volume counts; traditional ILL counts are title counts. Traditional ILL counts include some of the
requests submitted by CUL patrons for items that are available at CUL.
41, 43 Employee degree program only.
Library branches included: Baker-Berry Library, Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, Kresge Physical Sciences Library,
Paddock Music Library, Sherman Art Library, Rauner Special Collections Library and College Archives, and the Storage
Data from the Health Sciences Libraries are also included in the figures reported.
1.b.i E-books were not included in the 2007-2008 count.
1.b.ii Withdrawals part of ongoing deaccessioning project.
3 E-books were not included in the 2007-2008 count.
5.a.ii Decrease due to conversion to electronic only.
14 Figure reflects response to programmatic growth.
16.c The increase in spending correlates to our increasing film and video collection.
17 Reduction due to budget constraints and decaccessioning.
20 Increase in Other Operating Expenditures is due to a significant increase in endowment distribution (50%) in 2008-2009 and
increased reserve spending during the year.
22 Figure indicates long-term planned purchases.
23 Figure indicates emphasis on electronic only.
26 Figure correlates to expansion of electronic holdings.
35 Figure indicates increased consortial activity.
41, 43 Part-time graduate students vary from year to year as non-degree participants are counted in this figure (employees,
1 Includes 290,322 e-books.
3 Does not include 290,322 e-books.
10 Excludes the University Archives that is not administered by the Library.
33 Library’s automated system does not differentiate between initial loans and renewals.
Library branches included: Perkins Library (Main Library), Music Library, Lilly Library, Rare Books Manuscripts Special
Collections Library, and Marine Lab Library.
Data from the Law and Health Science Library are also included in the figures reported.