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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, cont.
10 The decreased count is more accurate and is the result of several factors: moving back into Morris Library after the renovation, a more
accurate review of our backlog; and we also deaccessioned collections because they were either duplicates, not of administrative value,
or did not fit our collecting interests.
16.a Increase is due to e-book purchases and additional money allocated to monographs as a result of the journal cancellations.
32 Increase is a result of increased traffic in the building due to the completion of the building renovation.
1 Includes 85,571 e-books of which 65,052 are U.S. government documents.
3 Includes 1,587 e-books.
12 Increase is due to a large collection added to Special Collections.
17 Excludes theses and dissertations.
26 Includes bibliographic utility fees.
32 READ software is used to track reference transactions. The READ Scale is a six-point scale used for recording qualitative statistics
related to user queries. The READ Scale count is close to a 1:1 ratio of patron to question transactions. The scale places an emphasis on
the skills, knowledge, techniques, and tools used by the librarian during a specific reference transaction.
Data from the Law and Health Sciences Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.b.i A large number of e-books were cataloged this year.
1.b.ii Large duplicates withdrawal project performed this year.
3 Greater commitment to serials expenditures was made this year.
Better counting methodologies employed this year.
16 Total library materials expenditures for 2008-2009 revised to $8,451,888 to reflect survey submission error last year.
16.a Monographs expenditures for 2008-2009 revised to $1,487,606. A large e-book package was purchased in 2008-2009.
16.c Other library materials expenditures for 2008-2009 revised to $271,413. A large database was purchased in 2008-2009.
18.c, 27.c Sharp decrease in Federal Work Study funding this year.
20 Budget priorities placed elsewhere this year.
21 Total library expenditures for 2008-2009 revised to $20,526,650 to reflect survey submission error.
22 There were several large one-time purchases in 2008-2009.
25 Large one-time purchases made last year.
27.b A number of support staff accepted early retirement incentive packages this year.
28 Libraries Annex public service desk was not counted last year.
35-36 Joined the RapidILL resource sharing system this year.
Library branches included: Music, Math/Astronomy/Physics, Chemistry, Marine Sciences, Southampton.
Data from the Health Sciences Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.b.i Decrease possibly due to switching many titles to online only.
5 Declines since last year’s survey due to improved deduping of electronic journals.
24.a Figures reflect only Health Sciences library data.
25 Purchase of new desktop computers for staff had to be cut back due to budgetary issues.
Data from the Law Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.b Additional funding allowed for purchase of new monographs and electronic monograph catalog records combined with far less
weeding yielded higher volumes added.