100 · ARL Statistics 2013–2014
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10, 11 Reported fringe benefit costs are for a small number of staff whose salaries/wages are not
funded from state appropriations. The fringe costs for state-funded staff is unknown and is
funded by a legislative appropriation directly to the state retirement board and insurance board.
The amount of that general appropriation that is attributable to the university is unknown,
so the amount for library staff cannot be calculated. University departments with staff from
other than state appropriations are charged varying rates for fringe benefits depending on the
funding source. That range of rates averages approximately 28.3%, but that average cannot be
imputed as the rate for all state-funded positions due to lack of sufficient information on which
to make an estimate.
14, 15 Includes sessions and participants taught by TAs in English 112 who were trained by the
reference staff. The increase in sessions also reflects two staff members who returned from
sabbatical leave during the previous year.
17 Increasingly, students are using digital content and relying less on print materials.
19 More vendors in our broader group of suppliers of digital information are conforming to
COUNTER guidelines, and users are increasingly leaning toward networked content.
22 Increased digital content has reduced the number of items we need to acquire from external
Library branches included: All libraries at MIT are included in the ARL Statistics. This includes
all special collections as well.
7.c Categories include contract binding, document delivery/ILL, outsourced cataloging.
13 One department, Academic Media Production Services (AMPS), was moved into a non-Libraries
department as of 7/1/13, causing a drop in staff numbers.
19 Searches via EBSCO Discovery Service, launched in FY 2014, included in COUNTER Reports.
20 Metalib, our federated search tool, was discontinued in FY 2014.
21 This figure includes interlibrary loans, as well as loans through the Boston Library Consortium
and BorrowDirect partnerships.
All figures are as of 05/31/2014. [Central Library (Richter) and Marine Library]
Library branches included: Business, Architecture, and Music Library data are included in the
Richter (Central) Library statistics. Marine, Law, and Calder Medical Library data are included
in the aggregated institutional totals in this publication for the University of Miami Libraries.
[Central Library (Richter)]
9 No significant renovation or collection movement projects in FY2014. [Central Library (Richter)]
11 Professional staff fringe rates vary. [Central Library (Richter)]
19 Revised method and new resources used to obtain more accurate database search data. [Central
Library (Richter)]
Library branches included: University Library, Bentley Historical Library, William L. Clements
Library, Kresge Business Administration Library, and the Law Library.
Library branches NOT included: Dearborn and Flint campuses.
Data from the Health Sciences Library is included in the figures reported.
Library branches included: Gull Lake, Business, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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