86 · ARL Statistics 2013–2014
Question Number Footnote
16 Different methodologies of counting for FY 2014.
18–20 Figures are for the library system as a whole, not for any one branch so only recorded on the
main report.
29 Raw numbers are more accurate than percentages due to the nature and size of the raw data.
Part-time graduate students vary from year to year as non-degree participants are counted in
this figure (employees, community members).
10 For 2013–2014, the fringe benefit rate was 36.2% for professional staff (exempt employees), 63.9%
for support staff (non-exempt employees), and 7.9% for graduate assistants. The University of
Delaware offers an excellent benefits package, part of which includes comprehensive health care
coverage and educational benefits, as well as a generous 403b retirement plan contribution for
exempt employees and participation in the state pension plan for non-exempt staff. Detailed
information about the benefits program can be found at http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/munu/
11 For 2013–2014, the fringe benefit rate for professional staff (exempt employees) was 36.2%.
17 Library online system does not provide a count of initial circulations, only total circulations.
Reserve loans, however, have been excluded.
18 Information is not available.
Library branches included: Included in Main Library statistics: Perkins Library, Bostock Library,
the Music Library, the Divinity School Library, Lilly Library, Pearse Memorial Library at the
Duke University Marine Laboratory, David M. Rubenstein Rare-book & Manuscript Library.
Included in Health Sciences Library statistics: Duke Medical Center Library. Included in Law
Library statistics: Goodson Law Library. Included in the Special Collections statistics: David M.
Rubenstein Rare-book & Manuscript Library.
Library branches NOT included: Ford Library (Fuqua Business School).
7.c FY 2014 actual figures higher than normal because of non-standard payment schedule.
8.b, 8.c Support staff and student work salaries and wages are now combined, and will be in future
years as well.
9 Reflects all expenses. Prior years netted out revenue and expenses; this new methodology
considers total operating expenses less maintenance and fringes. In prior years Duke netted out
collections expenditures here to avoid duplicate reporting from Collection Development.
11 26.3% is except staff; 25.6% non-exempt staff; 7.7% as applicable for students.
13.b End-of-term appointments in two departments and the end of multiple one-off internships.
16 Reference transactions included all transactions in prior years. This year it is limited to those
transactions classified as “research” transactions. The portion of transactions associated with
chat reference was determined via sampling. We chose a sample week and categorized all chats
as “research” or “other,” then used the percentage that were research queries to calculate a
number for all chats for reporting.
18–20 Duke Libraries is not providing responses to these three questions, as we do not have accurate
23–24 This number increased because the number of fields in which Doctor’s degrees are awarded
increased significantly.
All figures are as of 08/31/2014. [Main Library, Oxford College Library, and Theology Library]
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