Footnotes · 89
GEORGE WASHINGTON cont.
4 One accounting for the lower number is that the number of approval books we purchased this year—
4,544, down from 5,986 the year before--is 1,442 lower. This resulted in changes in our approval plan when
we switched vendors.
7.a We had open orders that were not received at year’s end in comparison to last year.
8.c We had a total 8 more students this year than last year.
9 Contingencies for major renovation were not spent in FY13. We also did not spend monies allocated for
public space furniture for students at year’s end. An e-classroom at one of our campus libraries was a
special expense in FY12.
12 This is now included with question 7c.
13.a There was a miscalculation in the number of non-MLS staff counted last year. In FY13 we reported 6 non-
MLS staff in professional staff.
16 We sampled for 12 weeks in FY13. I have extrapolated to get the total shown here (12,305) by multiplying
the figure for 12 weeks X 4.33.
22 Decrease largely due to switch in our Discovery tools in August 2012. The new results default to items in
our collection, prompting fewer ILL requests.
23 Institutional Research reviewed the instructions and with this FY are now reporting figures for all
professional and research doctorates.
Library branches included: Science, Theology, Bioethics, Qatar campus.
1, 2 Increase reflects large scale e-book purchases.
7 Improved tracking of 7a and 7b.
8.a, 13.b Branch library adjusted professional/staff counts.
10 See http://benefits.georgetown.edu/
21 FY13: Increased demand due to membership changes within Consortium.
22 Reflects limitations on patrons eligible for some services.
Library branches included: Main Library, Science Library, and Special Collections Library.
10 Decrease due to less professional staff with higher salaries.
14, 15 New Special Collections Library provided more opportunity for presentations and group participation.
Library branches included: Main, Architecture, and Archives/Special Collections.
All figures are as of 04/30/2013.
Library branches included: McLaughlin.
6 Spending was higher in most areas resulting in an aggregated increase in total expenditures of 8%. (See
itemized area footnotes for specific increases in spending.)
7 Large (17%) increase in one-time resource purchases spending reflects increased spending on electronic