158 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
32 There is no way to accurately report the campus-wide number of reference transactions. No sampling was done during the
2008-2009 academic year.
34 There was an error in the 2007-2008 report for total circulation transactions. The figure 896,335 was calculated in error, the
correct total for circulation (initials and renewals, excluding reserves) is 804,182 for that period.
Library branches included: Arts Library, Bass Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Chemistry Library,
Classics Luibrary, Divinity Library, Engineering and Applied Science Library, Forestry and Environmental Studies Library,
Geology Library, Kline Science Library, Law Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Mathematics Library, Medical Library, Music
Library, Social Science Library and Information Services.
Library branches NOT included: Preservation.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 12,283,594 which includes 10,590,443 volumes from the Main Library, 1,230,913
volumes from the Law Library, and 462,238 volumes from the Medical Library.
2 This figure represents the number of bibliographic records in the Library’s online catalog.
5.b.iii Included in print count.
6 This is included in serials print counts.
9 Since 2002-2003, we note the number added only in the notes field. Count of computer files added in 2008-2009 is 3,161. We
are not reporting a cumulative figure.
21 Increase may be due to purchases of large e-book, journal backfile and digitized newspaper purchases made in 2008-2009.
34 The methodology for extracting circulation data from LIS was more accurate this year than past, and figures reported
include Law Library (different LIS).
39 Number includes both full-time ladder and non-ladder faculty at the University.
All figures are as of 04/30/2009.
Library branches included: Scott Library, Bronfman Business Library, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, Frost Library
Data from the Law Library are also included in the figures reported.
1 Figure includes 2,272,355 volumes and 293,545 e-books.
1.a Volumes were erroneously reported in 2007-2008 as 2,810,235. Volumes held revised to 2,833,749 which includes 2,491,798
volumes from the Main Library and 341,951 volumes from the Law Library.
2 We do not count sets of monographs separately. Therefore, our title count and volume count will be the same.
14 The 2007-2008 figure was too high.
16-26 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars: (16a) $2,619,083; (16b) $8,586,877; (16c) $248,236; (16d) $109,425; (16) $11,563,621;
(17) $145,952; (18a) $6,011,465; (18b) $5,348,726; (18c) $1,094,863; (18) $12,455,054; (20) $3,396,000; (21) $27,560,627; (22) $774,992;
(23) $6,406,964; (24a) $162,566; (24b) $0; (25) $399,676; (26) $15,132.
29 Starting in February 2009, we instituted 24/5 hours in Scott Library.
33 We suspect that reserves were included with some of the circulation figures submitted to us in the past, and the initial loans
were probably artificially inflated by reserves.
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2008 revised to 7,631,990.
4 The basis of our volume count is both physical and bibliographic.