Monday, December 03, 2007

Law Library Statistics for 2005–06

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2005–06.

The document presents data on collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 75 law libraries at member institutions throughout North America. McGill, Université de Montréal, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, and Western Ontario were among the Canadian respondents. Some highlights:
  • Law libraries reported median values of 322,284 volumes held
  • The respondents reported total expenditures of $206,514,082 US. This includes Canadian university law libraries, whose expenditure figures were converted into U.S. dollars
  • They reported a total of $14,893,320 on electronic materials, or a median of 15.27% of their total materials budgets. This includes a total of $13,167,729 on electronic serials.

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