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ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010-2011 Published

For immediate release: April 1, 2013

For more information, contact: Amy Yeager Association of Research Libraries 202-296-2296

ARL has released ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 63 health sciences libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

In 2010–2011, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 217,811 volumes, spent a total of $240,675,218, and employed 1,977 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 52% and 38% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $101,124,356 for electronic materials, or a median of almost 89% of their total materials budgets; this includes a total of $97,504,002 for electronic serials.

Online Edition

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011 Martha Kyrillidou, Shaneka Morris, and Gary Roebuck, comps. and eds. 2013 * 72 pages ISBN 1-59407-898-X * EAN 978-1-59407-898-9 $170

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.

Print Edition

ISBN 1-59407-897-1 * EAN 978-1-59407-897-2 * ISSN 1538-9006 $135 ($65 ARL members)

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