160 · ARL Statistics 2008–2009
Question
Number
Footnote
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE , cont.
28 Includes: Main RR Ref desk, History of Medicine RR ref desk, Circulation Desk, Photocopy service desk, and Customer
service telephone desk.
36 This is through NLM’s Staff Library. Figure reflects ILLs for NLM staff only.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
1.b Decrease due to ordering fewer materials.
5 Decrease due to reduction in serials purchased.
16, 20 Decrease due to budget reduction.
18 Contractual obligations affected the 2008-2009 figure.
23 A policy change affected the 2008-2009 figure.
25 Figure includes cost of new ILS system.
NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY
17 Expenditures reduced due to delays and budget and contract process.
25 Budgetary controls prohibited purchase of equipment.
32 Decrease due to the exclusion of directional questions, which were included in the 2007-2008 count.
35 Joined LAND service and uploaded on-line ILL request form.
SMITHSONIAN
All figures are as of 09/30/2009.
Library branches included: Smithsonian Institution (SI) Libraries has a total of 20 libraries located throughout the museums
and research institutes of the Smithsonian Institution. Included are: National Air and Space Museum Library, Washington,
DC; National Museum of American History, Washington, DC; National Museum of Natural History Library, Washington,
DC; National Postal Museum Library, Washington, DC; National Zoological Park Library, Washington, DC; Smithsonian
American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, DC; Smithsonian Environmental Research
Center Library, Edgewater, Maryland; Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture Library,
Washington, DC; Botany and Horticulture Library, Washington, DC; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library,
New York, New York; Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Washington, DC; Earl S. Tupper Library
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama; Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library,
Washington, DC; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Washington, DC; John Wesley Powell Library of
Anthropology, Washington, DC; Joseph F. Cullman, 3rd Library of Natural History, Washington, DC; Museum Studies and
Reference Library, Washington, DC; Museum Support Center Library, Suitland, Maryland; Vine Deloria Jr. Library, National
Museum of the American Indian, Suitland, Maryland; Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art,
Washington DC.
4 In 2007-2008, SI Libraries’ senior management approved changing the method of counting number of physical volumes
held to include all items that have barcodes and item records - not title-level. This includes all serials (bound & unbound)
that have a barcode attached, and anything else that we barcode. We consider this a physical count as barcodes have been
physically applied to each volume.
8 We have not reported a number for this question in past years. This year, our data-crunching librarian discovered that
previously the program was counting only government SERIAL documents (a total of 287 documents, reported in Q5b.
iv for 2008-2009). She updated the program to include government MONOGRAPHIC documents and found quite a few
(52,752 - mostly received through our gift and exchange program). Note that these are numbers for US-ONLY government
documents.
16.d Includes costs for OCLC bibliographic utilities only.
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