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10 Included were the actual benefit costs to Western Libraries. Western Libraries is charged benefits at a rate
of 27.5% for all full-time permanent employees. Western Libraries is charged at a rate of 13% for student
assistants and contract support staff.
14 Includes 10 online sessions.
15 Includes 1,105 participants in 10 online sessions.
18–20 Unavailable. Western Libraries has purchased software to assist in collecting usage data and hopes to be
able to contribute this data in future surveys.
29 Increase is partly due to significant increase in number of part-time Masters of Education students (164 in
previous survey vs 289 for this time period).
Library branches included: Main (GLS) (General Library System): Archives, Art, Astronomy, Business,
Chemistry, College, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Math, Memorial, Music, Physics, School of
Library & Information Science (SLIS), Social Science, Social Work, Space Science, Special Collections,
Steenbock (Agric & Life Sci), and Wendt (Eng). Non-GLS Libraries: Cooperative Children’s Book Center
(CCBC), Education (MERIT), Health (Ebling), Law, Map, and Wisconsin Historical Society (American
Library branches NOT included: African American Studies, American Indian Studies Program,
Arboretum, Center for Demography & Ecology, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, Journalism Reading Room,
Max Kade German-American Institute, Limnology Reading Room, Learning Support Services, Morgridge
Center Library, Trout Lake Collection, University Communications Library, and the Wisconsin’s Water
2 Special Collections and Archives. 891 linear ft. x 10 volumes per foot.
7.c Collection Support Expenditures include: contract binding ($81,931), postage ($136,064), materials bought
with a grant from the Friends group ($500), OCLC ($1400), etc. Does not include any supplies.
9 Special Collections: S&E charged to Special Collections including collection preservation supplies.
Includes some physical plant expenses.
10 The decreases in fringe rates are attributable to a projected decrease in the University’s contributions for
health insurance and retirement costs in future years. The 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 (Budget Repair Bill) and
2011 Wisconsin Act 32 (Biennial Budget Bill) increased employee contributions for these costs.
15 The Cooperative Children’s Book Center is a new campus participant in UW’s annual ARL Survey and
group presentations and outreach are a critical component of their statewide role. Specifically, The CCBC
is funded in part by the state Department of Public Instruction and also serves educators statewide,
including school and public librarians. The CCBC provides distance education as well as hands-on
workshops around Wisconsin through consortia such as library systems and CESAs on topics such
as outstanding new books and book evaluation. Hands-on book examination opportunities are also
provided. Hundreds of individuals were served this way in 2012–2013.
16 The reported figure represents a sampling from non-GLS libraries and ICONS held campus-wide.
Comprehensive reference transactions data are not provided this fiscal year.
18 Numbers are not comprehensive, but do include aggregates and individual journal titles/packages using
Counter JR1 report.
19 Numbers are not comprehensive, but consist of databases using Counter R3 report and deduped where
20 This number is substantially lower due to the implementation of Primo Central. Numbers are not
comprehensive, but consist of metasearches by resource directly off Library’s web site as provided by
ExLibris’ Metalib.
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