86 · ARL Statistics 2012–2013
14 Information transactions and presentations to groups counts include only those interactions staff
recorded in Count It, CUL’s locally built system for tracking public service transactions.
16 Part of the count was extrapolated from 12 randomly selected sampling weeks. See also the previous note.
17 Includes ILL lending and Rare & Manuscript Collections transactions.
18 The count is for calendar year 2012. Includes counts for users in Qatar for subscriptions shared between
campuses. Includes e-journal use (HTML and PDF) of resources of COUNTER-compliant publishers/
vendors and some non-COUNTER-compliant vendors CUL tracked in previous years to retain
consistency (about 2% of the total downloads). The count attempts to remove any duplicate reporting
between resources, and between campus subscriptions.
21 Figure is partially estimated.
22 Traditional (vs. Borrow Direct) ILL counts include some of the requests submitted by CUL patrons for
items that were available at CUL.
23 2011/12 figure should have been 951 instead of 668; DVMs and JDs were mistakenly not added with the
definitional change.
24 The increase reflects a change in how we are responding to this question. This is the 2011/12 sum of
Ithaca/Geneva and NYC counts for the NCES completions measures “Number of Doctor’s degree-
research/scholarship programs offered” and “Number of Doctor’s degree-professional practice programs
25 This is the sum of Ithaca/Geneva and NYC counts for the NCES measures “Instruction” and “Instruction/
research/public service” (IPEDS HR survey Part C).
Library branches included: Baker-Berry Library, Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, Kresge
Physical Sciences Library, Paddock Music Library, Rauner Special Collections, Sherman Art Library,
Storage Library.
4 Electronic books not counted as part of any individual library section, total overall for college is 661,173.
7.b Due to our increased digital collection.
7.c Binding has been reduced.
11 Fringe benefits at 36% include amounts for all regular and term employees. The fringe rate for temporary
employees is 9%, and there is no fringe charged for student assistants.
14 Yearly fluctuations due to classes.
18–20 Figures are for the library system as a whole, not for any one branch so only recorded on the main report.
23, 24 Doctor’s degree’s for Biomedical libraries have not been included in the past.
10 For 2012/2013, the fringe benefits rates for professional staff (exempt employees) was 36% and for support
staff (non-exempt employees) was 63.7%. The University of Delaware offers an excellent benefits package,
part of which includes comprehensive health care coverage and educational benefits, as well as a
generous 403(b) retirement plan contribution for exempt employees and participation in the state pension
plan for non-exempt staff. Detailed information about the benefits program can be found at http://www.
11 For 2011/2012 the fringe benefit rate for professional staff (exempt employees) was 36%.
17 Library online system does not provide a count of initial circulations, only total circulations.
18 Information is not available.
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