124 · ARL Statistics 2013–2014
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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA cont.
6–9, 10, 12 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars. Collections Expenditures: (7a) NA/UA; (7b) NA/
UA; (7c) NA/UA; (7) NA/UA; Salary Expenditures: (8a) NA/UA; (8b) NA/UA; (8c) NA/UA; (8)
NA/UA; (10) NA/UA; Overall Expenditures: (7) NA/UA; (8) NA/UA; (9) NA/UA; (6) $18,626,053;
(12) NA/UA. NOTE: Total Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe Benefits Expenditures
CENTER FOR RESEARCH LIBRARIES
7.b This includes both one-time and ongoing expenditures.
10 Fringe benefits include FICA, worker’s compensation, and all other benefits.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
All figures are as of 09/30/2014.
Library branches included: Law Library of Congress, Library Services.
Library branches NOT included: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, Congressional Research Service (except where noted), and the US Copyright
Many statistics reported for fiscal 2014 are lower than the same statistics for the previous year,
mainly because in 2014 the Library of Congress was closed from October 1–16 because of the
partial federal government shutdown and for an additional five days because of inclement
2 Includes an estimated 150,118 standard manuscript containers. A standard manuscript
container, or circulation unit, holds 350 manuscript sheets on average. Does not include
manuscripts in uncatalogued arrearage. Also includes 1,041,000 e-monographs and e-serials,
cataloged in LC Electronic Resources Online Catalog and accessible to patrons on-site.
4 Includes 886,000 distinct monograph and serial titles. All are cataloged in LC Electronic
Resources Online Catalog and can be accessed by patrons on-site.
7.b Includes $4,614,853 for subscriptions and $4,837,064 for licensed e-resources.
10 Includes set-aside funds for workers’ compensation and federal transportation subsidy for mass
transit commuters; federal group life insurance plans; hardship post pay, etc.; and government
contributions, administered in the US Office of Personnel Management, to employee retirement
11 Estimated; exact figures are not possible, because most federal fringe benefits are administered
by the US Office of Personnel Management or other federal agencies external to the Library of
Congress. The estimate of 30 percent applies to employees covered by the Federal Employee
Retirement System, who now are about 75 percent of library staff.
14 Number of presentations to groups declined from previous year because in fiscal 2104 LC public
service divisions were closed to the public 19 days (14 days by partial government shutdown, 5
days by weather). Does not include webinars or remote learning opportunities.
15 Does not include webinar or remote learning participants.
16 Does not include 593,000 congressional reference requests or reference service at National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Number of reference inquiries
declined from previous year. In fiscal 2104, LC public service divisions were closed to the public
19 days (14 days by partial government shutdown, 5 days by weather).
17 Does not include 23 million items circulated by the National Library Service for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped or 20,600 volumes circulated to congressional offices.
20 Includes searches of all Library of Congress web properties.