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Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

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The University of Texas at Austin. University of Texas Libraries.
Statistical Overview of the Library Collections.

Top Ten Research Libraries 2001
.

2001 Rank

2000 Rank

Volumes

Volumes added

Current serials

Permanent staff

Total Expenditures

ARL Index

Harvard

1

1

14,685,926

292,140

108,506

1,077

$80,217,127

2.41

Yale

2

2

10,707,270

218,217

68,539

600

$51,492,922

1.46

Calif, Berkeley

3

4

9,280,266

191,993

81,996

474

$42,250,373

1.22

Stanford

4

5

7,488,125

193,738

45,967

560

$64,093,306

1.16

Toronto

5

3

9,346,479

232,783

53,547

535

$39,241,675

1.16

Michigan

6

6

7,484,343

172,287

68,684

501

$43,558,787

1.05

UCLA

7

8

7,653,382

163,518

94,824

427

$38,939,911

1.04

Illinois

8

7

9,647,652

183,915

91,054

397

$30,457,637

1.03

Texas

9

9

8,074,630

158,342

49,771

469

$33,060,093

.77

Cornell

10

10

6,797,144

141,356

62,731

430

$36,727,459

.75

 

Research library rankings are published each year under the title "Holdings of University Research Libraries in U.S. and Canada" in The Chronicle Of Higher Education. This year they appeared in the August 26, 2002 Almanac of Higher Education issue. Library statistics for Texas include The University of Texas Libraries, The Ransom Center, the Law Library, and the Center for American History. Rankings are based on the ARL Membership Criteria Index ( http://www.arl.org/stats/factor.html ) which is a composite summary of the relative size of Research Libraries and is used to determine membership eligibility for the Association of Research Libraries.

 

Electronic Resources, 2001 Rankings Among all 113 Academic Research Libraries, 2001

E-books - 49,000 volumes accessible

E-journals - 6,000 titles accessible

E-Journals in full-text databases - 20,000+ titles

Library Web pages visited each month - 7,323,119

No. of Web databases 250

      Articles in the Expanded Academic ASAP database - 6.5 million

      Articles in the Science Direct database- 2.6 million

      Articles in the Lexis Nexis Academic Universe database - 3 billion

Volumes Held 6th

Serials Purchased 25th

Monographs Purchased 12th

Reference Questions 6th

Circulation 5th

Ph.D.s Supported 3rd

Faculty Supported 11th

Students Supported 1st

 

University Peer Group: Traditional Research Library Collection Measures, 2001

Books Purchased 2001

Serials Purchased 2001

Total Volumes 2001

Items Circulated 2001

Michigan 107,225

Washington 51,872

Illinois 9,647,652

UCLA 2,424,781

Ohio State 105,443

Wisconsin 44,852

Berkeley 9,280,266

Washington 2,339,491

Illinois 93,549

Washington 43,390

Texas 8,074,630

Texas 1,950,785

North Carolina 71,991

Ohio State 34,577

UCLA 7,653,382

Ohio State 1,866,109

UCLA 71,905

Michigan 33,232

Michigan 7,484,343

Indiana 1,702,961

Texas 68,248

Minnesota 29,288

Indiana 6,385,603

Illinois 1,231,201

Wisconsin 61,644

North Carolina 25,857

Washington 6,158,797

North Carolina 1,140,689

Indiana 58,587

Texas 23,978

Wisconsin 6,143,455

Michigan 1,078,713

Michigan State 45,281

Michigan State 13,806

Minnesota 5,979,843

Wisconsin 1,092,990

Washington 36,935

-- Illinois

Ohio State 5,491,498

Michigan State 853,824

Minnesota 33,120

-- UCLA

North Carolina 5,234,540

Minnesota 656,259

-- Berkeley

-- Berkeley

Michigan State 4,420,208

-- Berkeley

 

Comparative statistics from Association for Research Libraries. ARL Statistics 2000/2001 ( http://www.arl.org/stats/index.html). Library statistics for Texas include The University of Texas Libraries, The Ransom Center, the Law Library, and the Center for American History.

The first line graph shows the Composite A.R.L. Ranking of Texas among
	all North American research libraries from 1990-2001.  1990: 8th.  1991: 8th. 1992: 10th. 1993: 7th. 1994: 10th.
	1995: 10th. 1996: 9th. 1997: 11th. 1998: 11th. 1999: 10th. 2000: 9th. 2001: 9th. The second line graphs shows the 
	Library materials Expenditures Ranking of Texas among all North American research libraries from 1990-2001.
	1990: 20th. 1991: 21st. 1992: 20th. 1993: 25th. 1994: 29th. 1995: 29th. 1996: 21st. 1997: 19th. 1998: 15th. 1999: 11th.
	2000: 13th. 2001: 15th.

 

Association of Research Libraries Statistics 2000/2001. Library statistics for Texas include The University of Texas Libraries, The Ransom Center, the Law Library, and the Center for American History.


Source of University of Texas Libraries Materials Funds (books, journals, databases) 2001/02
Budgeted University Educational and General funds 42%
Student Library Fee 24%
UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program funding 20%
Miscellaneous (fines, photocopier revenue, lost book fees, carry forwards, transfers, etc.) 14%

University of Texas Libraries Serials Cancellation Projects

1991/92

1993

1996

2001

2002

2003

1,485 subscriptions cancelled

1,933 subscriptions cancelled

605 subscriptions cancelled

1,095 subscriptions cancelled*

274 subscriptions cancelled*

555 subscriptions cancelled*

$150.02 (national average price of a research journal)

$161.74 (national average price of a research journal)

$219.19 (national average price of a research journal)

$309.00 (national average price of a research journal)

$368.00 (national average price of a research journal)

 

2001/2002 cancellations included only duplicated titles

 

University of Texas Libraries Web Database Annual Subscription Price Examples

Web of Science (ISI Citation indexes)

Lexis Nexis Academic Universe

Oxford English Dictionary

OCLC Worldcat

$99,000 (without the consortial discount the cost is $112,000)*

$78,000 (without the consortial discount the cost is $86,000)*

$9,100 (without the consortial discount the cost is $12,100)*

$0 (without the consortial discount the cost is $75,000. The UT-Austin subscription funded by Texas State Library through TexShare and state Telecommunications Infrastructure funding)*

Total = $186,000 with consortial discounts, $285,000 without discounts

 

UT-Austin libraries have been reducing costs through a program of consortial purchases since 1994.

 

University of Texas Libraries Annual Journal Subscription Price Examples:

Nuclear Physics A & B

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Brain Research

Health Policy

$21,275 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Austin )*

$7,204 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Dallas)*

$19,786 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UTHSC, S. A.)*

$1,335 (UT- System-wide subscription funded by UT-Arlington)*

 

The UT System libraries have been reducing costs through cooperative contractual activities since 1995.

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