144 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
1 Includes 648,808 e-books. E-book collections include LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set (circa 300,000 titles), Eighteenth Century
Collections Online (ca. 136000 titles), U.S. government monographs available online (ca. 90,000 titles), Early American
Imprints (ca. 37,000 titles), NetLibrary (ca. 15,000 titles), OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (ca. 15,000 titles), Safari Books
Online (ca. 7,500 titles), eBrary (ca. 7,000 titles), Alexander Street Press (ca. 3,500 titles), Learning Express Library (ca. 500
titles), and various individually cataloged e-books.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 2,953,370. Figure includes 60,132 e-books added to the collection in 2008-2009 as the
result of a one-time download (LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Collection).
1.b.i Includes approximately 14,000 new e-books added to the catalog (in addition to the 60,132 reported in question 1a). High rate
of electronic book additions due to stepped-up cataloging efforts in the OhioLINK consortium.
1.b.ii Includes 20,000+ volumes withdrawn by Lancaster Campus Library, 14,000+ Dewey classified volumes, and thousands of
print serial volumes withdrawn due to duplication in JSTOR, the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, and other online
5.a Increase likely reflects increased purchasing of aggregated packages and higher number of titles in bundled/aggregated
packages that are now directly accessible to users.
16.a Decrease due to serials inflation, and to shift in some subject areas from purchasing print monographs to subscribing to
e-book subject collections.
16.d Miscellaneous expenditures include the following: OhioNET ($2,100), Consortial memberships ($47,670), Document delivery
($10,387), and OCLC/YBP technical services ($121,529).
18.a Increase reflects university’s strategic plan commitment to increasing librarians’ salaries.
26 Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan expenditures include the following: Borrowing fees ($9,294), telephone (fax)/
postage/freight ($20,556), OCLC technical service ($20,684), and document delivery ($10,387).
35 Increase due to shift to a higher lending category in OhioLINK’s patron-initiated borrowing system (i.e., an attempt is made
to achieve some parity between borrowing and lending levels for each member institution).
Library branches included: Ackerman; Architecture; Biological Sciences/Pharmacy; Business; Cartoon Research; Children’s
Hospital; Health Sciences; Fine Arts; Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Law; Music/Dance; Science and
Engineering; Sullivant; Theatre Research Institute; University Archives; Veterinary Medicine.
Library branches NOT included: Agricultural Technical Institute; Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center;
Regional Campus Libraries at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark.
1 Includes 351,162 e-books such as: Humanities Ebooks (2,252), Chadwick Healey (1,422), eBrary (8,010), English Short
Title Catalog (136,425), Evans (37,369), US Serial Set (4,541), NetLibrary (15,227), Safari (9,685), Shaw-Shoemaker (38,092),
SpringerLINK (5,070), and locally digitized brittle books (4,564). WWW Theses (14,673) are included in this count for the first
1.b.ii Increase is due to closing of the Business Library and planned reduction/deduping of Thompson Stacks collection prior to
re-opening in 2009.
9 Increase due to inclusion of circulation CD-ROMs, which were excluded from the 2007-2008 total in error.
13 Audio, film, video are combined for Main; cannot separate. Audio/video reported here include 4,045 web audio items and
1,984 web video items with records in the library catalog, in addition to 76,574 physical audio and video items.
14 Audio, film, video are combined for Main; cannot separate.
18.a Includes faculty and administrative/professional staff salaries.
32 Reporting actual rather than sampled data for the first time.
37 Data on Ph.D. degrees awarded during this period is not yet available from the university.