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22 Includes purchase of electronic journal backfiles.
27.a Includes several grant-funded positions for work in special collections.
33 Previously, circulation of computer equipment was included in reported figures.
35 Use of IDS software has enhanced interlibrary loan efficiencies.
Library branches included: Branches included in Main Library statistics are Science, Engineering and Architecture Library (SEAL);
Charles L Blockson Afro-American Collection; Ambler Campus Library; Harrisburg Campus Library.
Data from the Law and Health Sciences Library are also included in the figures reported.
1.a Volumes held June 30, 2009 revised to 3,934,440.
1.a, 2 Includes 139,031 e-book records added as one-time download, and 33,476 retrospective records added for SCIPIO Book catalogs, all of
which are also footnoted in question 1a.
5.a.i Increase largely due to additional titles included in large package deals.
5.b.ii Increase largely due to improved tracking of free and open source journals with Serials Solutions.
21 Decrease due to budget cuts required by University. Decrease also influenced by expenditures for special projects during 2008-2009,
which were funded by deferred tech fee funds from earlier years.
27 University-wide hiring freeze continued to affect staffing numbers.
30, 31 Significant increase due to library’s involvement in information literacy component of the University’s new General Education
Library branches included: UT Libraries-Knoxville and UT Space Institute Library-Tullahoma.
Data from the Law Library and the Health Sciences Libraries are also included in the figures reported.
1.b.i Budget reductions and changes in approval profile resulted in significant reduction. In addition, library discontinued binding
periodicals, which resulted in fewer added volumes.
3 Significant decrease in e-book purchases in 2009-2010 explained by possible delays in contract negotiation and licensing issues.
5.a.ii Decrease is the result of the decision to go electronic only for all subscriptions that had been print and electronic.
5.b Increased number of titles available in open access packages.
5.b.i Increased number of titles available in Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) consortial package.
5.b.ii We provide access to a number of open access journal packages, e.g. DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and BioMed Central,
through our SFX A-Z e-journals list. As journals are added to these packages, access is turned on automatically.
5.b.iv Electronic government documents are included in the serials count. We get records for new government documents, including serials,
on a regular basis.
9 The main increase (+7,231) was the result of add records to our catalog for ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social
Research) data files.
16.d In 2008-2009 we had a $300,000 payment to Solinet, but this year there was no Solinet payment.
20 Library funded one time building improvements in 2008-2009. University centrally funded same type of expenditures in 2009-2010
resulting in a decrease in operating expenditures.
22 Sharp increase due in large part to one-time stimulus funds.
24.b There was a renewed, intense effort to train more school librarians and teachers on how to use TEL during the past year and a half. This
has increased the overall use.
26 We prepaid copyright deposit accounts in 2008-2009, catching up with previous year copyright charges.
28 Added a staffed Storage Reading Room in Hoskins Library.
29 In 2009-2010 we changed our opening hours on Saturday from 8am to 10am.
32 Determined that reference statistics reported in 2008-2009 were not accurate due to a problem with understanding criteria and lack of
training, which was corrected in 2009-2010. Also a corresponding substantial increase in virtual reference statistics has occurred.
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