The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2014–2015, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
In fiscal year 2014–2015, the reporting law libraries held a median of 461,436 volumes, spent a total of $217,487,754, and employed 1,770 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 47% and 45% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $15,633,813 in one-time resource purchases and $82,161,233 in ongoing resource purchases.
The ARL Statistics Collection provides online access to the annual publications ARL Statistics, ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, and ARL Academic Law Library Statistics that have been published since 2006. The cost of IP access to this collection is $500 for nonprofit organizations and $750 for all others (free for ARL members).
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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.