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4 Increase primarily as the result of the number of e-books purchased through vendors, as well as
the number of e-books that come as part of aggregate services.
6–9, 10, 12 Expenditures as reported in Canadian dollars. Collections Expenditures: (7a) $2,391,437; (7b)
$9,323,346; (7c) $1,282,858; (7) $12,997,641; Salary Expenditures: (8a) $6,853,204; (8b) $8,963,174; (8c)
$635,683; (8) $16,452,061; (10) $3,539,677; Overall Expenditures: (7) $12,997,641; (8) $16,452,061; (9)
$1,368,080; (6) $30,817,782; (12) $299,455. NOTE: Total Salaries and Wages (Q8) EXCLUDES Fringe
Benefits Expenditures (Q10).
7.c Includes document delivery, binding, software, metadata, shelf-ready processing, open access
publishing, memberships, evaluations, digitization charges, shipping; decrease in collection
support in 2013–2014 as a result of having paid for two years of software support in 2012–2013.
10 Fringe benefits include: extended health care, dental, accidental death and dismemberment,
pension, wellness spending, tuition support, and professional expense reimbursement.
11 The designated percentage for benefits varies by staff category: 20% for academic staff, 22% for
other professional staff, and 24.5% for support staff.
14, 15 Decrease reflects a change in how librarians interact with users: fewer formal sessions
scheduled, more one-on-one support, and more technology-related instruction.
19 Decrease in regular searches (databases) results from users preferring to use the single search
box on the library website to search databases, rather than use the native interface of some
20 This category within ScholarlyStats does not include usage of Summon, our unified discovery
service, which we would include in the category of federated searches; total searches from
Summon for the same time period is 1,407,549.
22 Will monitor over the next reporting year to see whether this increase reflects an upward trend
in the number of interlibrary loan requests received from other libraries and to confirm that
statistics reporting is handled consistently across the system.
23 D.Ed. degrees added.
29 Decrease in the number of part-time graduate students is related to the restructuring of the
graduate programs in the Faculty of Education.
Library branches included: Anthropology, Art History/Classics, Bancroft, Bioscience & Natural
Resources, Business, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Data Lab, Doe, Earth Sciences/Maps,
East Asian, Education/Psychology, Engineering, Environmental Design, Graduate Services,
Mathematics/Statistics, Media Resources Center, Moffitt, Morrison, Music, Newspapers/
Microforms, Optometry/Health Sciences, Northern Regional Library Facility, Physics/
Astronomy, Public Health, Social Welfare, South/Southeast Asia. The affiliated libraries are not
branches of the main library, but their data is included in this publication.
7.a Included the library and special collections: 5,065,911 + 1,630,463.
9 Fringe benefits are also included in this category. They weren’t included last year.
11 We have a 3-tiered rate system for assessing fringe benefit expenses. For FY 2013–2014 the
percentages of salary were: Academic 33.9%, Staff 41.5%, and Limited (temp) 17.3%. Students are
not assessed for fringe benefits.
Library branches included: Main Library = Shields Library and Physical Sciences & Engineering
7.c Collection Support Expenditures are included with Other Operating Expenditures.