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Library branches included: The “Main Library” report includes statistics for Special Collections,
which is a branch library. Statistics for the Veterinary Medicine Library and the LSU Law
Library, which are on the same campus with the LSU Libraries (“Main Library”) but are
administered separately, are included in the aggregated institutional totals in this publication,
and they are also reported separately in the Law and Health Sciences publications.
1 This count does not include the estimated 2.9 million pre-1976 government document titles
lacking bibliographic records.
2 This count does not include the estimated 2.9 million pre-1976 government document titles
lacking bibliographic records. Volume counts for these titles will be added as the collection is
retrospectively cataloged. This volume count does include 1,820 “volumes” calculated based on
the number of linear feet of added archival and manuscript material. LSU Libraries added 182
linear feet of archival collections, so at 10 “traditional” volumes per foot, that is the equivalent
of 1,820 volumes. This volume count includes 10,068 “volumes” added calculated based on a
corrected use of the formulae “5.2 documents pieces per volume (per ARL)” for our government
documents department. Previous reports of government documents volumes were done
erroneously and the process has now been corrected.
3 The basis of count is a combination of physical and bibliographic.
8.a This number includes librarians in faculty positions and salaried personnel $50k/annum.
8.b This number includes civil service, library assistants, professional/unclassified, and 7 FTE
10 Fringe benefits in dollars for the main library report calculated as follows: Step 1: Professional
and support staff wages calculated as 8a plus 8b minus 138,954 graduate student wages, a total
of 4,262,951. Step 2: Calculate fringe percentage based on July 01, 2014 fringe benefit rates–40%
of 4,262,951; which equals 1,705,180; and 3% of 138,954; which equals 4,169. Step 3: Calculate total
fringe percentage by summing 1,705,180 plus 4,169; which equals 1,709,349 for the main library.
11 Effective July 01, 2014, fringe benefit rates for regular salaried positions is 40% and for graduate
assistants it’s 3%.
12 This is the LSU portion of the monies given by the BoR to the LOUIS Consortium. In fiscal year
2014, Regents gave LOUIS $500,000. LSU used the following formula to calculate our portion
of the 500,000 amount for the main library: (LSU FTE / Total FTE of public academics)* total
amount given to LOUIS Consortium. LSU’s FTE = 34,393. (34,393/205,681)*500,000 = $83,607 for
the main library.
13.a This number includes librarians in faculty positions and salaried personnel $50k/annum.
13.b This number includes civil service, library assistants, professional/unclassified, and 7 FTE
16 Research desk statistics were taken three times in fiscal year 2013–2014, and this number is an
average of those three weeks multiplied by 34 to exclude the slow summer months, holiday
periods, and intersession periods and to keep statistics consistent with previous years.
18 This number is derived from COUNTER data.
19 Last year (2012–2013) this number reflected the discovery layer and was reported by the vendor
in COUNTER form as “regular” searches. This year that same vendor has reported this year’s
data as “federated searches.” This number was derived from several COUNTER reports.
20 This number reflects resources within a discovery service. Last year (2012–2013) a majority of
this data was reported in Q 19 as that is where the vendor supplied the data in the COUNTER