The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2014–2015, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 59 health sciences libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
In fiscal year 2014–2015, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 186,049 volumes, spent a total of $235,354,367, and employed 1,645 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 56% and 35% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $7,679,692 in one-time resource purchases and $121,666,759 in ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2014–2015
Shaneka Morris and Gary Roebuck, comps. and eds.
2017 • 62 pages
ISBN 1-59407-974-9 • EAN 978-1-59407-974-0
$170 (free for ARL members)
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ISBN 1-59407-973-0 • EAN 978-1-59407-973-3 • ISSN 1538-9006
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