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The University of Texas at Austin. University of Texas Libraries.

Statistical Overview of the Library Collections.

 

Top Ten Research Libraries 2002

 

2002 Rank

2001Rank

Volumes

Volumes added

Current serials

Permanent staff

Total Expenditures

ARL Index

Harvard

1

1

14,857,415

278,647

106,869

1,185

96,453,699

2.46

Yale

2

2

10,905,851

201,227

69,664

575

59,721,810

1.45

Calif, Berkeley

3

3

9,388,785

195,752

83,089

493

51,649,031

1.31

Toronto

4

5

9,525,835

247,553

53,934

551

40,767,095

1.17

Stanford

5

4

7,698,099

168,272

50,056

576

69,342,086

1.14

Michigan

6

6

7,643,203

182,670

69,218

514

43,357,616

1.05

Illinois

7

8

9,861,988

158,740

90,707

398

32,542,338

.97

UCLA

8

7

7,444,831

145,539

79,552

423

42,265,154

.90

Cornell

9

10

6,963,879

172,700

62,077

453

38,627,804

.83

Columbia

10

11

7,557,346

173,993

54,958

456

39,114,107

.82

Texas

11

9

8,229,689

167,786

50,014

467

36,480,061

.78

* 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 May 30, 2003 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, 2002

Rankings Among all  115 Academic Research Libraries, 2002

E-books  - 62,000 volumes accessible                                        

E-journals  - 8,000 titles accessible                               

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

Library Web pages visited each week  - 1,600,000

No. of Web databases 230

Articles in the Science Direct database- 4.7 million

Articles in the Lexis Nexis Academic Universe database - 3 billion

Full-text articles downloaded by UT-Austin faculty/students ­ 2 million

Volumes Held   6Th

Serials Purchased   30th

Monographs Purchased   17th

Reference Questions   6th

Circulation   3RD

Ph.D.s Supported  3 rd

Faculty Supported    11th

Students Supported  1st

 

 

University Peer Group: Traditional Research Library Collection Measures, 2002

Books Purchased 2002

Serials Purchased 2002

Total Volumes 2002

Items Circulated 2002

158,820 Ohio State

53,662 Indiana

9,861,988 Illinois

2,241,080 Washington

107,075 Illinois

40,022 Wisconsin

9,388,785 Berkeley

2,074,848 Texas

103,002 Michigan

34,107 Ohio State

8,229,689 Texas

2,005,480 Ohio State

100,562 UCLA

33,426 Michigan

7,698,099 Stanford

1,928,769 UCLA

75,282 North Carolina

27,943 North Carolina

7,643,203 Michigan

1,629,480 Indiana

61,624 Texas

26,275 Minnesota

7,444,831 UCLA

1,193,740 North Carolina

59,267 Indiana

 22,915 Texas

6,512,090 Indiana

1,105,880 Michigan

54,625 Wisconsin

17,843 Illinois

6,274,025 Washington

1,052,630 Illinois

42,609 Michigan State

14,735 Michigan St.

6,216,006 Wisconsin

977,955 Wisconsin

38,912 Washington

--Washington

6,082,452 Minnesota

875,627 Michigan State

30,077 Minnesota

-- UCLA

5,603,403 Ohio State

774,457 Stanford

-- Berkeley

-- Berkeley

5,366,141 North Carolina

633,090 Minnesota

* Comparative statistics from Association for Research Libraries. ARL Statistics 2001/2002 (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.

 

 

 

 

 

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The University of Texas at Austin. University of Texas Libraries.

Statistical Overview of the Library CollectionsŠ continued

 

Composite ARL Index Ranking of Texas Among all 115 North American Research Libraries, 1990-2002.

Library Materials Expenditures: Ranking of Texas Among all 115 North American Research Libraries, 1990-2002.

*Association of Research Libraries Statistics 2001/2002. 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) 2002/03

Budgeted University Educational and General funds

Student Library  Fee

UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program funding

Miscellaneous (fines, photocopier revenue, lost book fees, carry forwards, transfers, etc.)

40%

30%

18%

12%

 

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

 $153 (national average price of a research journal)

 $186 (national average price of a research journal)

 $221 (national average price of a research journal)

 $301 (national average price of a research journal)

 $290 (national average price of a research journal)

 

*2001/2002 cancellations included only duplicated titles

 

University of Texas Libraries Annual Journal Subscription Price Examples:

Nuclear Physics A & B

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Brain Research

Health Policy

$23,701 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Austin )*

$7,272 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Dallas)*

$19,971 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UTHSC, S. A.)*

$1,378 (UT- System-wide subscription funded by UT-Arlington)*

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

 

 

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

$102,443 (without the consortial discount the cost is  $114,000)*

$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 $78,000. The UT-Austin subscription funded by Texas State Library through TexShare and state Telecommunications Infrastructure funding)*

* UT-Austin libraries have been reducing costs through a program of consortial purchases since 1994.  Pricing is determined by the number of enrolled students.

 

 

 Research Services Division. The University of Texas Libraries. The University of Texas at Austin 9/2003