100 · ARL Statistics 2012–2013
11 Fringe amounts are based on the total salaries for professionals and staff. The rate is 24.5% for
professionals and 39.9% for staff. [Central Library (Richter)]
Library branches included: University Library, Bentley Historical Library, William L. Clements Library,
Kresge Business Administration Library, and the Law Library.
Library branches NOT included: Dearborn and Flint campuses.
Data from the Health Sciences Library is included in the figures reported.
Library branches included: Gull Lake, Business, Engineering, and Mathematics.
1 This number is higher than last year’s figure in part in that we did not subtract HathiTrust, Academic
Complete and CRL records (as we did last year).
2 Correction to volumes held covering the period of 2004/05 - 2011/12.
4 E-Book Packages – Total 1,329,222: Alexander Street Press - 14,010; Early English Books Online - 89,494;
English Short title Catalog ESTC - 136,018; ERIC documents online - 225,494; Lexis Nexis Congressional
Hearings - 106,004; Literature Online (LION) - 14,727; MSU Electronic Thesis - 7,373; Office of Scientific
& Tech. Inf (OST) - 41,680; Serials Solutions e-books - 198,983; US Serial Set Digital Coll. - 320,012; Several
other small packages - 175,427.
7.c Includes Binding - $172,871.25; ILL - $42,639.38; Postage - $7,374.21; Preservation - $4,204.38; FEE -
$36,703.41; Membership - $199,689.90; Services - $34,860.00.
10 Fringe benefits include FICA, Medicare, 10%-Retirement Contribution and Healthcare premiums.
18 This figure represents full-text article requests for electronic journal platforms such as ScienceDirect and
Wiley Online Library as well as aggregators such as EBSCO and ProQuest.
19 This figure represents searches in COUNTER-compliant databases. The number is lower than last year
because of a change in the reporting availability for one of our major resources.
23 The increase in doctor’s degrees is due to the inclusion of professional practice degrees in this total. In the
past, professional practice degrees had not been included.
25 Difference is due to compliance with IPEDS methodology change.
Library branches included: Andersen Horticultural Library (TAHL), Architecture and Landscape
Architecture Library (TARCH), Bio-Medical Library (TBIOM), Elmer L. Andersen Library (TAND),
Journalism Library (Eric Sevareid) (TJOUR), Law Library (TLAW), Magrath Library (TMAGR),
Mathematics Library (TMATH), Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC) (ZMLAC), Music Library
(TMUSI), Natural Resources Library (TNRL), Plant Pathology Library (TPP), Science and Engineering
Library (TSCI), Wilson Library (TWILS), and Veterinary Medical Library (TVET).
Library branches NOT included: Coordinate campuses: University of Minnesota Duluth, University of
Minnesota Morris, University of Minnesota Crookston, and University of Minnesota Rochester.
2 This total reflects withdrawals, adjustments due to inventory project and previous year over counting in
Music. As in previous years, total also includes 255,000 volumes that did not transfer in system migration
from NOTIS to Aleph.
8.c Reflects an overall decline in use of student assistants as routine technical services work, reshelving,
multiple service desk staffing declines.