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2004 Library & Information Statistics 
Tables

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Expenditure 2002-03

University libraries materials expenditure

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Staff and users 2002-03

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

No. of institutions

68

42

60

Students FTE

821,069

638,785

199,590

Academic & academic related staff (FTE)

83,896

33,686

10,149

Other employees (FTE)

114,700

42,400

13,000

Registered external users

295,500

34,000

35,800

Total FTE users*

1,137,900

728,500

237,100

Professional staff (FTE)

1,900

1,290

450

Total library staff (FTE)

5,720

3,342

1,080

FTE students per FTE professional library staff

432

495

444

FTE users per FTE total library staff

199

218

220

*External users counted as 0.4 FTE

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Information provision 2002-03

(£ sterling)

Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Bookspend per FTE student (inc. A/V)

33.47

23.70

26.03

Bookspend per FTE user

24.15

20.78

21.91

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

18.77*

17.81

14.67

Periodicals spend per FTE student

78.31

32.32

22.79

Periodicals spend per FTE user

56.51

28.34

19.18

Average cost of periodicals

105.76*

67.32

54.39

Spend on electronic resources per FTE student

13.75

11.75

10.19

Spend on electronic resources per FTE user

9.92

10.30

8.58

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

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Use 2002-03

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Current periodicals per FTE academic staff

8.6

9.1

8.2

Total book issues per annum

42,734,000

34,099,000

10,232,000

Book issues per FTE student

52

53

51

Book issues per user

38

47

43

FTE students per seat

8.1

10.4

11.3

FTE students per workstation

47

36

37

Total visits per annum (000s)

59,754

43,838

14,704

Average visits per FTE student

73

69

74

Inter-library borrowing per FTE academic staff

6.6

8.8

8.3

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Average prices of British academic books

Category

1997-98* ()

2002-03* ()

All Humanities

38.51

37.58

All Social Sciences

49.73

46.14

All Applied Social Sciences

38.03

40.49

All Biological Sciences

57.88

55.29

All listed Pure Sciences

54.58

59.42

Computer Sciences

40.23

38.81

All Technology

66.72

68.45

All Medicine

44.64

46.73

All books

40.92

41.35

*Academic years

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