146 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
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OREGON , cont.
16.d This includes indexes/abstracts, document delivery, ILL, and bibliographic utilities.
22 Includes the last of a multi-year payment for Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
PENNSYLVANIA
Data from the Law and Health Science Library are included in the figures reported.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 6,096,588 which includes 5,256,683 volumes from the Main Library, 636,318 volumes
from the Law Library, and 203,587 volumes from the Health Science Library.
10 2007-2008 figure revised.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE
Library branches included: All University Park Libraries, as well as the Campus Libraries. Campus 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.
Data from the Law and Medical Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.b.i The decrease in hard copy is the result of the increase in digital books which are not part of the volume count.
5.b.ii 22,000 reported as freely accessible via SFX. Figure was not available last reporting cycle.
7 Decrease due to improved reporting procedures after revisiting our process in collecting/reporting Library Collection units.
2007-2008 microform count was overstated.
14 Decrease due to improved reporting procedures after revisiting our process in collecting/reporting Library Collection units.
2007-2008 film and video unit count was overstated.
16.c, 22 Increase due to difference in year-end close-out strategy.
PITTSBURGH
Library branches included: All University Library System libraries, Health Sciences Library System, and Law Library of the
University of Pittsburgh.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 5,713,763. 2007-2008 figure was incorrect.
1.b.i Increase due to the addition of a large number of electronic books this fiscal year.
1.b.ii Health Science Library withdrew a large amount from their collection in 2008-2009, which explains this decrease.
5 There was an increase in electronic serials purchased this year.
5.a There has been an increase in electronic serials this fiscal year.
16.d, 21 Expenditures had to be moved around this year due to the economy and budgetary cuts.
27.c Due to budgetary cuts we had to cut back on student hours used.
30 This fiscal year we have seen that there were fewer instruction sessions provided; however, there was an increase in the
number of participants at each session.
39 2007-2008 figure included all faculty. 2008-2009 figure only reflected full time instructional faculty.
40 For questions 40 through 43 the 2007-2008 figures were for the wrong year. Those figures should have been the following:
question 40 - 28,713; question 41 - 5,185; question 42 - 6,827; and question 43 - 2,985.
PRINCETON
Library branches included: Main library plus 9 additional branches.
1.a 2007-2008 count is 6,778,675 and “% Changed” column should reflect a percent change of 2.3%. Incorrect figure appears in
the summary data.
3 Includes 19,388 e-books.
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