Sunday, March 19, 2017

Academic Law Library Statistics 2014–2015 Report

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new publication entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2014-15 (available for purchase: $170US).

It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

Among the highlights from reporting institutions:
  • they held a median of  461,436 volumes
  • they spent a total of $217,487,754US
  • they employed a total of  1,770 FTE staff.
  • expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 47% and 45% respectively
  • they reported spending a total of $15,633,813US in one-time resource purchases and $82,161,233US in ongoing resource purchases.
Canadian ARL members include University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Université Laval, McGill, University of Ottawa, Queen's, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, York.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:41 pm


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