124 · ARL Statistics 2012–2013
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YALE
Library branches included: Arts, Bass, Beinecke, Center for Science & Social Science Info, Classics,
Divinity, Geology, Law, Lewis Walpole, Mathematics, Medical, Music, Sterling, Library Shelving, and Yale
Center for British Arts.
Library branches NOT included: residential colleges—they are not our libraries; no special collections.
Astronomy does not have a library; Special Collections in Art is part of the Haas Arts Library.
4 We have refined the method to count the electronic books for this year so that is why it is higher this year.
7.a Purchase more one-time resources to spend down fund balances.
7.b Canceled some ongoing resources.
7.c Collection funds are now used for preservation services and catalog records in addition to binding.
8.c Student wage budget was reduced this year due to the university sharing in part of the cost.
11 This is an average percentage because there are two fringe rates: one for professional and one for support.
Last year only the percentage on professional staff was reported.
12 Expenditures were reduced this year and the total was overstated last year.
13.b Hired support staff to process catalog backlog.
16 Due to the elimination of an information desk.
18 Refined the way we counted the use of electronic resources.
19 Based on actuals this year; last year based on estimates. We have refined the method to count regular
database searches for this year so that is why it is higher this year.
20 Based on actuals this year; last year based on estimates. We have refined the method to count database
federated searches for this year so that is why it is higher this year.
25 Due to budget cuts.
29 Cut down number of part time grad students.
YORK
All figures are as of 04/30/2013.
Library branches included: Bronfman Business Library, Frost Library, Scott Library, and Steacie Science &
Engineering Library.
1 Number includes 620,635 locally loaded e-books plus 20,398 titles from our digital repository YorkSpace.
6–9, 10,
12
Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars—Collections Expenditures: (7a) $4,004,162; (7b) $8,031,193;
(7c) $69,685; (7) $12,105,040; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $7,591,871; (8b) $5,270,511; (8c) $829,235; (8) $13,691,617;
(10) $3,001,037; Overall Expenditures: (7) $12,105,040; (8) $13,691,617; (9) $2,104,441; (6) $27,901,097; (12) $0.
NOTE: Total Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
11 Faculty - 20%; other professionals - 22 %; Staff - 27.5%; Casuals - 10%.
BOSTON PUBLIC
Library branches included: 25 branches.
Due to capacity issues, note that the 2012–2013 reported data are the same as the 2011–2012 data.
8 Part time.
11 Not in operating budget.
13.c Actual number is 74.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, CANADA
7 Total Library Expenditures (Q6) includes 10,100,290 for Total Library Materials Expenditures (Q7).
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