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The University of Texas Libraries.

Statistical Overview of the Library Collections.

 

 

 

Top Ten Research Libraries 2004

 

2004 Rank

2003Rank

Volumes

Volumes added

Current serials

Permanent staff

Total Expenditures

ARL Index 

Harvard

1

1

15,391,906

302,173

100,009

1,137

$100,892,145

2.47

Yale

2

2

11,389,504

280,572

66,867

604

$65,212,582

1.61

Toronto

3

4

10,032,197

230,073

62,023

539

$47,556,426

1.23

Berkeley

4

3

 9,812,997

200,310

79,394

426

$53,263,903

1.22

UCLA

5

7

 7,988,925

168,335

78,171

432

$47,691,633

1.01

Illinois

6

6

10,191,895

178,221

89,444

400

$33,557,443

.99

Columbia

7

9

 8,650,258

162,166

65,650

479

$46,200,379

.99

Michigan

8

5

 7,958,145

171,154

67,554

475

$46,737,671

?

Cornell

9

8

 7,365,268

171,803

72,788

433

$42,560,694

.89

Texas

10

10

 8,482,207

174,190

48,096

436

$36,316,124

.70

* 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 20, 2005 issue.  Library statistics for Texas include The General 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, 2004

Rankings Among all  114 Academic Research Libraries, 2004

E-books  - 80,000 volumes accessible                                        

E-journals  - 12,000 titles accessible                               

E-Journals in full-text databases  - 30,000+  titles

Avg. Library Web sessions in a mid-semester week  - 16,000,000

No. of Web databases 230

Articles in the Science Direct database- 7 million

Database/e-journal items viewed – 1.5 million

Volumes Held   7th

Serials Purchased   43th

Monographs Purchased   16th

Reference Questions   11 th

Circulation   2nd

Faculty Supported    13th

Students Supported   2nd

 

 

University Peer Group: Traditional Research Library Collection Measures, 2004

Books Purchased 2004

Serials Purchased 2004

Total Volumes 2004

Items Circulated 2004

104,270 Michigan

68,443 Indiana

10,191,895 Illinois

2,695,674 Texas

70,251 Illinois

38,229 Wisconsin

9,812,997 Berkeley

2,071,820 UCLA

68,483 Wisconsin

31,607Michigan

8,482,207 Texas

1,946,658 Washington

67,671 Ohio St.

28,475 North Carolina

7,988,925 UCLA

1,860,280 Ohio State

67,495 UCLA

27,229 Ohio State

7,958,145 Michigan

1,538,471 Indiana

65,802 North Carolina

25,665 Minnesota

7,807,097Wisconsin

1,245,655 Michigan

63,946 Texas

23,568 Texas

6,770,498 Indiana

1,028,242 North Carolina

56,374 Indiana

20,638Michigan St.

6,546,072 Washington

1,094,718 Illinois

53,713 Washington

--Illinois

6,374,293 Minnesota

  940,493 Wisconsin

37,161Minnesota

--Washington

5,809,505 Ohio State

  842,873 Michigan State

30,693 Michigan State

-- UCLA

5,601,436North Carolina

  718,461 Minnesota

-- Berkeley

-- Berkeley

4,747,959 Michigan St.

-- Berkeley

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

 

 

 

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The University of Texas Libraries.

Statistical Overview of the Library Collections…continued

 

Composite ARL Index Ranking of Texas Among all 114 North American Research Libraries, 1990-2004.

Library Materials Expenditures: Ranking of Texas Among all 114 North American Research Libraries, 1990-2004.

*Association of Research Libraries Statistics. Library statistics for Texas include The General Libraries, The Ransom Center, the Law Library, and the Center for American History.

 

Source of the University of Texas Libraires Materials Funds (books, journals, databases) 2004

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

10%

61%

19%

10%

 

University of Texas Libraries Serials Cancellation Projects

1991/92

1993

1996

2001

2002

2003

2004

1,485 subscriptions cancelled

1,933 subscriptions cancelled

605 subscriptions cancelled

1,095 subscriptions cancelled*

274 subscriptions cancelled*

555 subscriptions cancelled

685 subscriptions cancelled

 $153 (national average price of a research journal)

 $188 (national average price of a research journal)

 $223 (national average price of a research journal)

 $283 (national average price of a research journal)

 $296 (national average price of a research journal)

 $283 (national average price of a research journal)

 $258 (national average price of a research journal)

*2001/2002/2004 cancellations included only duplicated titles

 

University of Texas Libraires Annual Journal Subscription Price Examples:

Nuclear Physics A & B

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Brain Research

Health Policy

$25,217 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Austin )*

$8,903 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UT-Dallas)*

$23,612 (UT System-wide subscription funded by UTHSC, S. A.)*

$1,757 (UT- System-wide subscription funded by UT-Arlington)*

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

 

Top Ten Libraries ranked by serial expenditures (subscriptions) 2004:

1. Michigan

2. Columbia

3. Harvard

4. Minnesota

5. Washington

6. Ohio St.

7. Johns Hopkins

8. Pennsylvania

9. Chicago

10. Arizona

17. Texas

$12,966,684

$11,021,689

$10,497,758

$9,291,150

$9,211,568

$9,113,712

$8,954,219

$8,927,470

$8,893,281

$8,874,139

$7,517,188

Research Services. The University of Texas Libraries. 8/2005