90 · ARL Statistics 2012–2013
Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars—Collections Expenditures: (7a) $1,730,619; (7b) $4,585,757;
(7c) $934,573; (7) $7,250,949; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $4,457,942; (8b) $2,799,368; (8c) $197,597; (8) $7,454,907;
(10) $2,063,228; Overall Expenditures: (7) $7,250,949; (8) $7,454,907; (9) $1,081,237; (6) $15,787,093; (12) $0.
NOTE: Total Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
10 Increases in fringe benefits reflect the changes in the negotiated collective bargaining contracts with
various employee groups.
12 No relevant spending for this fiscal year.
19 We are unable to separate single database searches from federated ones on ProQuest platform. All
searches taken as federated.
20 Data is for searches run on ProQuest platform (39 databases). Number of search sessions dropped by a
similar amount relative to last fiscal year.
21, 22 Requests to and from other libraries have been declining year to year due to various programs and
initiatives to enhance consortial buying and focus on e-resources.
23 Value is verified as accurate by our Resource Planning & Analysis group. The number of PhDs conferred
tends to be highly variable year to year.
24 Data not available.
27 No definitive attribution for this change in part-time enrollment. Change may reflect movement from full
time status to part-time status due to economic conditions.
Library branches included: Faculty of Arts & Sciences Libraries, Graduate School of Design Library (Loeb
Design), Graduate School of Education Library (Gutman), Harvard Divinity School Library (Andover-
Harvard Theological Library), Harvard Kennedy School Library, Radcliffe Library (Schlesinger), School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences Libraries (SEAS), Harvard University Archives and Villa I Tatti Library
Library branches NOT included: Harvard House Libraries, Property Information Center, and Harvard
Development Office Library.
On July 1, 2012, Harvard University reorganized its library functions, consolidating most of the Access
Services, Preservation and Digital Imaging Services, and Information and Technical Services staff into a
single entity. In addition, the IT, Communications, and HR staff became part of the university’s respective
Central Administrative departments. This reorganization has resulted in a change in the way the library’s
expenses are reported. The number of staff and expenses for staff (Questions 8, 10, and 13) have decreased
due to the shift of the IT, Communications, and HR staff. The Other Operating Expenditures category
(Question 9) has increased, to reflect the fees we now pay to Central Administration for these services.
1 Title count based on total bibliographic records with active holdings in Harvard’s HOLLIS system.
2 Volume counts are an estimate based on item records in Harvard’s HOLLIS system, inflated by 30% to
account for items that are not represented by item records.
4 Includes licensed e-book content; figure does not include monographs digitized in Harvard’s Google
Project or other Harvard digitized materials.
7.a, 7.b Includes digitally reformatted materials.
7.c Collections support includes binding, postage and mailing services, records storage, preservation
services, dues and memberships, bibliographic data, and consortia.