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2003 Library & Information Statistics 
Tables

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Expenditure 2001-02

University libraries materials expenditure

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Staff and users 2001-02

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

No. of institutions

67

43

60

Students FTE

785,100

614,000

186,600

Academic & academic related staff (FTE)

81,800

33,400

10,100

Other employees (FTE)

105,290

40,600

12,400

Registered external users

277,300

33,800

42,200

Total FTE users*

1,083,100

701,500

226,000

Professional staff (FTE)

1,910

1,288

500

Total library staff (FTE)

5,530

3,334

1,140

FTE students per FTE professional library staff

411

477

373

FTE users per FTE total library staff

196

210

198

*External users counted as 0.4 FTE

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Information provision 2001-02

(£ sterling)

Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Bookspend per FTE student (inc. A/V)

34.53

25.25

29.02

Bookspend per user

25.03

22.10

23.96

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

15.65*

17.17

14.23

Periodicals spend per FTE student

73.09

32.46

25.01

Periodicals spend per FTE user

52.98

28.41

20.65

Average cost of periodicals

111.10*

77.04

67.22

Spend on electronic resources per FTE student

14.08

10.52

9.34

Spend on electronic resources per FTE user

10.21

9.21

7.71

Users = students and academic staff (bodies) and external users
* Copyright deposit items free

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Use 2001-02

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Current periodicals per FTE academic staff

8.0

7.7

6.9

Total book issues per annum

41,700,030

32,726,061

10,523,450

Book issues per FTE student

53

53

56

Book issues per user

39

47

47

FTE students per seat

7.7

9.8

10.8

FTE students per workstation

47

36

36

Total visits per annum (000s)

59,544

43,072

16,224

Average visits per FTE student

76

70

87

Inter-library borrowing per FTE academic staff

7.8

10.2

9.5

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Average prices of British academic books

Category

1996-97* ()

2001-02* ()

All Humanities

35.66

34.66

All Social Sciences

47.27

44.18

All Applied Social Sciences

36.25

37.74

All Biological Sciences

47.80

60.25

All listed Pure Sciences

59.00

59.01

Computer Sciences

34.10

37.24

All Technology

63.00

65.11

All Medicine

42.20

45.46

All books

39.22

40.27

*Academic years

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