The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2007-2008, which presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 64 medical libraries at ARL member institutions throughout North America.
In 2007-2008, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 240,955 volumes, spent a total of $240,019,298 and employed 2,304 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at 49% and 42% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $81,986,136 for electronic materials, or an average of 76% of their total materials budgets; this includes a total of $76,921,558 for electronic serials.
For more information about the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics or to download the data files or a PDF of the publication, visit http://www.arl.org/stats/annualsurveys/med/. See below to order print copies of the publication.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2007-2008
Les Bland and Martha Kyrillidou, comps. and eds.
2009 * ISBN 1-59407-847-5 * EAN 978-159407-847-7
ISSN 1538-9006 * 59 pages
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