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Library branches included: Main (GLS) (General Library System): Archives, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry,
College, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Math, Memorial, Music, Physics, Primate, School of Library & Information
Science (SLIS), Social Science, Social Work, Special Collections, Steenbock (Agriculture & Life Sciences), and Wendt (English).
Non-GLS Libraries: Health (Ebling), Law, Map, Education (Merit), Primate, and Wisconsin Historical Society (American
Library branches NOT included: American Indian Studies Program, Arboretum, Cooperative Children’s Book Center,
Center for Demography & Ecology, Chicano & Latin Studies, Journalism Reading Room, Max Kade German-American
Institute, LGBT Campus Center, Limnology Reading Room, Learning Support Services, Morgridge Center Library, Plant
Pathology Library, Space Library, Trout Lake Collection, University Communications Library, and the Wisconsin’s Water
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 8,209,929 which includes 7,451,303 volumes from the Main Library, 441,394 volumes
from the Law Library, and 317,232 volumes from the Health Science Library. The increase reflected is based upon an
amendment for Merit Library (formerly CIMC education), the Wisconsin Historical Society, and a purchase by the Law
Library. In 2007-2008 bound journals and separate juv. issues in the Merit Library were not counted as volumes previously
due to misinterpretation of the definition of “volume” in the ARL instructions. In 2007-2008 there was a one-time increase
reflected in the volumes held in the Wisconsin Historical Society based upon pre-1976 publications that were purchased
through a MARCIVE GPO download. In 2008-2009 the Law Library purchased the Cengage collection, Making of Modern
Law, representing 25,048 volumes.
1.b.ii The total number of volumes withdrawn includes 18,304 reserve items. In 2007-2008 reserved items were not included in the
2 5,668,964 is the number of unique print titles listed in our OPAC, but there are additional titles in our card catalog that are not
in the OPAC but were cataloged, classified and made ready for use.
8 In September 2008, Geology Library began a retrocon project which added 1,902 records for government documents. These
records were mostly for state documents. The remaining documents will be part of a retrocon project in 2009-2010.
9, 14 Number of physical units may include accompanying material.
11 The number of physical units may include accompanying material. Additionally, a Geology retrocon project added 2,697
bibliographic records for US Geological Survey maps transferred from the Map Library. Geology staff processed, barcoded,
and added 1,688 maps for these records. As the remaining maps associated with the retrocon project are barcoded, they will
be added to the map holdings. Furthermore, this number still excludes a significant number of transferred maps for which
records have yet to be added. As records are added and maps processed, they will be included in the statistics. As it stands,
the total count of Cartographic materials includes 7,172 items, 40 of which are new maps and 1,688 of which are maps from
the retrocon/transfer project.
22 Increases are the result of conversions from paper or paper & electronic to electronic only, and the splitting of paper and
electronic expenditures. If a title was in paper and electronic formats, in many cases the cost was historically identified with
paper. Also, there were some significant electronic backfile purchases in 2009.
26 Increased expenditures are due to continual increases in document delivery and inter-library loan requests. A notable
change is the reporting source for campus document delivery and inter-library (ILL) loan expenditures. Prior ARL reports
merely reflected OCLC costs which was not an accurate representation of all related services. Document delivery and ILL’s
comprehensive expenditures encompass OCLC costs billed through WiLS, article procurement, and relevant invoices for
borrowing and lending. The change in data scope for these expenditures has resulted in a substantial increase reported for
the fiscal year 2008-2009.
30-31 Reduction from 2007-2008 figure is based upon current review of campus reporting for small-group instruction and
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