132 · ARL Statistics 2009–2010
32 For 2009-2010, sampling of reference transactions was implemented at Lauinger Library (following the Yale model). Before, we were
only capturing data for transactions at the reference desk. Now, we are able to collect data from all departments and staff participating
in reference transactions, no matter where those transactions take place in the Library. We experienced something of an over-count
since this is the first year implementing the sampling program but feel sure over the next couple of years the numbers will stabilize and
be more reliable.
Data from the Law Library are also included in the figures reported.
1 Includes OECD-3,290 PAHO-12 EEBO-164,896 Gale-10 Misc. e-books-247 Springer-16,602.
3 Includes 16,598 e-books purchased.
16.d Memberships: $103,009 Bibliographic utilities: $102,513 Shipping &handling: $111,046 Endnote and Refworks: $41,485 Media: $50,661
Maintenance: $500.
Library branches included: Main Library, Architecture Library.
All figures are as of 04/30/2010.
1.b.i Fewer electronic books added to collection. Process of library re-organization meant less time for book ordering.
1.b.ii Branch library closed resulting in substantial withdrawal program.
3 Figure reflects the number of print monographs ordered. Monograph ordering slowed by library re-organization and transition to new
book vendor.
5.a.i Increase due to addition of one aggregator package, and growth in the number of journals included for several other packages.
5.a.ii Print subscriptions renewed in electronic format whenever possible.
5.b, 5.b.ii Increase due to growth of Directory of Open Access Journals(5,730 journals in total) available through Library’s web site.
16-26 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars: (16a) $1,418,590 (16b) $3,952,585 (16c) $369,741 (16d) $816,540 (16) $6,557,456 (17) $12,956
(18a) $3,599,683 (18b) $2,918,288 (18c) $235,972 (18) $6,753,943 (20) $1,591,661 (21) $14,916,016 (22) $609,085 (23) $3,787,309 (24a) $216,394
(24b) $0 (25) $353,994 (26) $62,610.
16.c Increase in expenditures due to one-time purchase of electronic products like journal backfiles.
16.d Decrease due to smaller “infrastructure” payments to support open access, and other initiatives.
17 Reduced binding costs reflect continuing move to electronic resources.
20 Increase due to costs associated with library voluntary early retirement program.
22 Increase in expenditures due to one-time purchase of electronic products like journal backfiles.
24.a Includes payments to OCLC for technical services support, and the Ontario Council of University Libraries.
24.b Canadian federal government grants for purchase of electronic content (DCI program) have stopped.
25 Lower costs related to a variety of factors and decisions related to lease or purchase agreement economies.
26 Cost of DD/ILL services to obtain journal articles has dropped substantially due to the increased availability of local e-resources.
27.c Fewer staff necessary due to reductions in building hours and closure of a branch library.
28 Decrease due to closure of branch library.
29 Decrease due to changes to library operating hours.
30, 31 Decrease in group presentation and participation numbers was due to Library-wide restructuring and planning activities
35, 36 ILL loads (demand and supply) are dropping because of local and system-wide collection improvements.
41, 43 2009-2010 values similar to numbers from 2007-2008. Not known why 2008-2009 were high.
2009-2010 data reflects the implementation of new methods for library assessment at Harvard. Prior years do not reflect the new
Data from the Law and Health Sciences Library are also included in the figures reported.
18.a Decrease is due to a significant budget reduction in the Harvard College Library (the largest of Harvard’s Libraries in 2009-2010).
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