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8.c Includes federal work-study funds.
11 32% is the official designated percent for salaried staff. 8.4% is the official designated percent for wage
16.a There is a mixture of sampling and non-sampling that was used to generate this figure.
17 A reconfiguration of circulation protocols at Harry Ransom Center has affected this total.
All figures are as of 08/31/2013.
Library branches included: Sterling C. Evans Library, Map and GIS Library, Technical Reference Center
(Architecture Library), Library Annex, Cushing Memorial Library, Policy Sciences and Economics
Library, West Campus Library, Medical Sciences Library, Jack K. Williams Library (Galveston Library),
Texas A&M University Library at Qatar, Medical Sciences Library at Bryan, Medical Sciences Library at
Round Rock, Medical Sciences Library at Temple, Medical Sciences Library at Kingsville, Texas A&M
University School of Law Library.
Library branches NOT included: Texas A&M University School of Dentistry Library.
This report includes data for the Libraries’ Medical Science Libraries and the Cushing Memorial Library.
2 Growth the result of the addition of significant amount of e-books and eGovernment Documents to the
Libraries’ main collections.
6 Increase driven primarily by one time funding provided by the university to the University Libraries.
7 See notes below for one-time resource purchases, ongoing resource purchases, and collection support
7.a The University Libraries identified one time funding from the university that was used to purchase
backfile collections to bolster serials holdings and access.
7.b Identified one time funding to purchase several on-going materials and then negotiated to pay heavy
upfront costs to reduce future on-going costs.
7.c Increase the result of two factors. 1) Significant increase in consortial costs reflected in all libraries costs, 2)
inclusion of costs that were reported in “Other operating expenditures” in 2011/2012 that are now being
reported in “Collection support” expenditures.
11 Support for fringe benefits for Texas A&M University Libraries employees has come from various
university and system funds over the course of the past few years. As a result, there has been and will
continue to be a difference between the official fringe benefit percentage stipulated and the actual fringe
benefit percentage paid out. With recent merger and reorganization activity that has occurred and is
occurring at the university and system levels this more than likely will continue through at least one
more fiscal year.
16 The University Libraries implemented a new software program package during the 4th quarter of the
2011/2012 reporting cycle that allowed for easier and more consistent reporting of transaction data.
2012/2013 data reflects a full year’s set of data using the new software package.
18–20 Data for this reporting cycle was not consistent with previous years’ usage trends to such a degree that
the Libraries called into question the accuracy of this year’s data. As such the Libraries will be reporting
the same usage data that was reported in the 2011/2012 ARL Statistics. The Libraries purchased a new
reporting system software package that was implemented for the 2013/2014 reporting period. It is our
hope that data will be more accurate and consistent in the upcoming year.
23, 25 Includes the addition of health science fields—in 2012/2013 the Texas A&M University and the Texas
A&M Health Science Center merged into one organization. Also include data for the law school that the
Texas A&M University acquired during the same reporting cycle.