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5.b.iv 2008-2009 figure decreased to zero because government document serials are now included in totals for “Current Serials”
(Q5.b.ii) and change reflects more accurate methodology.
9 Prior years’ reported figures were incorrect. 2008-2009 figure is based on a Sirsi count of records.
11 2008-2009 increase results from an improved counting methodology.
16.a Increase results from a one-time 17% infusion to the monograph 2008-2009 budget for prepayment of approval plan. An
increase in materials costs also contributes to the difference.
16.c The increase results from a change in reporting methodology. 2007-2008 figures were not broken out so that the appropriate
amount could be recorded on this line. Other Library Materials expenditures were included in Q20, Other Operating
18.c Change results from modification to student work force and student worker pay structure.
20 2007-2008 Other Operating Expenditures were overstated by $2,399,685. See next footnote for additional explanation. The
difference between 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 should be a decrease of $3,234,321 or 48.55% ($6,661,770-$3,427,449=$3,234,321).
21 The difference in total library expenditures between 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 is $2,810,268. 2007-2008 expenditures were
overstated by $2,399,685. Using 2008-2009 methodology, the total amount expensed in 2007-2008 was $27,526,214. The
Libraries received a budget increase between 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 allowing for a spending increase of 10.21%.
24.a 2008-2009 increase is due, in part, to outsourcing cataloging to OCLC during the period.
26 Figure includes payments for ILL that were previously reported elsewhere.
27.b To address potential financial issues spawned by global economic concerns, USC implemented a staff hiring freeze
beginning November 2008, which remains in effect one year later.
30 For the first time, 2008-2009 figure includes a count of orientation sessions offered during the period in addition to other
types of instruction sessions.
31 For the first time, 2008-2009 figure includes a count of participants in orientation sessions offered during the period in
addition to participants who attended other types of instruction sessions.
32 Local IM counted for the first time in 2008-2009. All virtual reference increased this year, especially chat, which increased
39 2007-2008 figure included preclinical and clinical School of Medicine faculty. Per definition, they are excluded in 2008-2009.
Data from the Law and Medical Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 3,134,360 which includes 2,747,367 volumes from the Main Library, 215,099 volumes
from the Law Library, and 171,894 volumes from the Medical Library. Figure also includes 38,289 e-books from CREDO,
Shaw-Shoemaker, and MyiLibrary.
1.b-1.b.i Fewer bound volumes added to the collection due to cancellation of print serials. Also, in previous years, e-books were
included in the volumes added, but this year the instructions said to add them to the previous year’s total.
3 Decrease is explained by the fact that in 2007-2008, an e-book package was purchased that included over 4,500 volumes.
5.b Increase is due to our linkresolver vendor, Ex Libris, tracking more open access or freely available journals in their database.
12 Decrease due to withdrawal of items.
1 Includes 77,390 e-books, of which 58,458 are U.S. government documents.
3 Includes 1,118 e-books.
17 Excludes theses and dissertations.
26 Includes bibliographic utility fees.
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