Footnotes · 105
2 HathiTrust partners have contributed more than 8 million volumes to the digital library, with more than
2 million being public domain and freely available. Hesburgh Library has these digitized books available
through our catalog but these are not included in our count of volumes or titles. [Main Library]
2 The number of “Volumes held” as defined in the instructions is impossible to accurately estimate without
spending an unwarranted amount of time. [University Archives]
4 Approximately 60,000 additional e-books were added to the catalog during the fiscal year due to
increasing availability of resources in this format. [Main Library]
7.c Miscellaneous materials expenditures consist primarily of memberships for the purpose of obtaining/
accessing publications and literature searching plus binding formerly included in Other Operating per
ARL instructions. A reduction in collection support expenditures of approximately $100,000 is due to
reclassification of books purchased for interlibrary loan and resource delivery ($82,000) to one-time
resource purchases as well as a reduction in binding expenditures in the current fiscal year. [Main
8.c Due to a Library wide reorganization completed in 2012–2013, available position dollars (unfilled
positions) decreased and positions were aligned with the new structure. This decreased the funding
available for student and temporary staff employment. [Main Library]
9 Due to the timing of expenditures at and after year end, 17% of the total budget for operating
expenditures (not including personnel costs or Library materials) were encumbered (accounts payable)
but not included in reported expenditures at June 30, 2013. [Main Library]
9 Other operating expenditures includes supplies for housing collections (mainly boxes, folders, and
sleeves), shipping for donated collections, capital equipment, repair and maintenance, postage,
duplication, office supplies, and all other non-salary expenditures. [University Archives]
10 Fringe benefits include employer’s share of government taxes (SS, FICA, SSI, FUTA (Unemployment),
worker’s comp, etc.) as well as health insurance and retirement benefits for eligible employees. [Main
Library] [University Archives]
11 Fringe benefit rates vary by employee class. The rate for full-time librarians (faculty) is 25%. The rate for
full-time exempt staff and professionals is 27.8% and full-time non-exempt staff is 41.7%. Rates for part-
time employees vary from 1.4% for student employees to 15.3% for part-time staff and faculty (librarians).
[Main Library]
11 Official designated percentages are: 27.1% for professional staff, 41.7% for support staff, 7.9% for on-call
staff, 1.3% for student workers. [University Archives]
12 Based on the timing of payments approximately $150,000 was paid to a vendor in August 2012 and then
$100,000 was paid to that vendor in June 2013. This caused the expenditure for FY13 to be significantly
higher . [Main Library]
13.a Professional staff, FTE has increased by 10% primarily due to an increase in non-faculty professional staff
in high level technical and digital resource positions. [Main Library]
13.c See the explanation for item 8c. [Main Library]
14 The number of instruction classes and participants has increased due to 1) More accurate and consistent
reporting of instruction activities and 2) The number of instruction sessions for the Writing & Rhetoric
courses have been doubled. [Main Library]
15 The number of participants on average who attend group presentations has increased from 18 to 20 for
each presentation. See also the footnote for 14. [Main Library]
16 Reference transactions have been clarified and tracked to reduce the inclusion of directional and general
questions in the statistic. [Main Library]
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