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1998 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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University libraries materials expenditure

University libraries materials expenditure

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Staff and users

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

No. of institutions

46

42

63

Students FTE

607,000

563,000

164,000

Students total

770,000

664,000

191,000

Academic (& acad related) staff

81,000

35,000

10,000

Other reg'd users

160,000

36,000

8,000

Total users

1,012,000

735,000

209,000

FTE students per FTE prof. library staff

339

447

425

Users per FTE prof. library staff

566

584

542

Average no. of visits per user per annum

56

62

60

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Books and periodicals

(£ sterling)

Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Bookspend per FTE student

39.35*

27.80

28.41

Bookspend per user

23.60

21.30

22.25

Periodicals spend per FTE student

65.21*

25.19

18.23

Periodicals spend per user

39.11

19.30

14.27

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

20.25

15.87

11.98

Average cost of periodicals

141.99

118.76

87.08

Users = students and academic staff (bodies) and external users.

* Copyright deposit items free.

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Use

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Universities

Old

New

Current periodicals per academic staff

4.9

3.4

Book issues per FTE student

54

54

Book issues per user

33

41

Seats per FTE student

0.15

0.11

Seats per user

0.09

0.08

Online searches per user

0.02

0.04

Online searches per academic staff

0.29

0.74

Inter-library borrowing per academic staff

9.5

14.5

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