ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

University libraries materials expenditure

Staff and users

Universities

Colleges

TOTAL

Ox/Camb/London

Other 'Old'

'New'

HE

FE

No. of institutions

3

43

42

64

538

690

Students FTE

114,000

451,000

518,000

165,000

1,084,000

2,285,000

Students total

133,000

606,000

640,000

193,000

2,665,000

4,114,000

Academic (& acad related) staff

23,000

58,000

38,000

11,000

75,000

213,000

Other reg'd users

44,000

113,000

20,000

16,000

-

-

Total users

200,000

777,000

698,000

220,000

2,740,000

4,478,000

FTE students per FTE prof. library staff

169

332

442

444

1,080

-

Users per FTE prof. library staff

297

572

596

591

2,740

-

Average no. of visits per user per annum

56

56

60

59

-

-

Books and periodicals

(£ sterling)

Universities

Colleges

Ox/Camb/ London

Other 'Old'

'New'

HE

FE**

Bookspend per FTE student

62.83*

35.51

31.30

33.35

11.10

Bookspend per user

29.94

20.64

23.24

25.07

4.40

Periodicals spend per FTE student

87.59*

67.81

30.71

18.37

3.70

Periodicals spend per user

41.74

39.41

22.80

13.81

1.50

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

-

18.46

16.66

10.46

10.80

Average cost of periodicals

-

195.05

158.81

90.81

48.80

* Copyright deposit items free ** Figures from 1994-95

Use

Ox/Camb/London

Other 'Old'

'New'

Current periodicals per academic staff

5.9

3.1

2.6

Book issues per FTE student

62

54

52

Book issues per user

35

31

39

Seats per FTE student

0.17

0.14

0.10

Seats per user

0.09

0.08

0.07

Online searches per user

0.10

0.02

0.01

Online searches per academic staff

0.89

0.21

0.19

Inter-library borrowing per academic staff

4.2

11.9

13.7

1997 L.I.S.T. online School library statistics

1997 L.I.S.T. online Index

1998 L.I.S.T. online

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