Thursday, October 30, 2014

Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 Published

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a new publication earlier this week entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 (available for $170US).

It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 73 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

Among the highlights from reporting institutions:
  • they held a median of 440,087 volumes
  • spent a total of $218,319,074 (US)
  • employed 1,867 FTE staff
  • expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 48% and 44% respectively

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:42 pm


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