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1999 Library & Information Statistics 
Tables

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Expenditure

University libraries materials expenditure

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Staff and users

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

No. of institutions

69

42

63

Students FTE

665,000

561,000

183,000

Students total

783,000

697,000

209,000

Academic (& acad related) staff

82,000

35,000

10,000

Other reg'd users

143,000

27,000

13,000

Total users

1,008,000

759,000

232,000

FTE students per FTE prof. library staff

367

456

491

Users per FTE prof. library staff

557

617

474

Average no. of visits per user per annum

59

59

57

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Books and periodicals

(£ sterling)

Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Bookspend per FTE student

38.45

27.58

26.06

Bookspend per user

25.35

20.39

20.56

Periodicals spend per FTE student

58.95

25.97

15.84

Periodicals spend per user

38.87

19.20

12.50

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

18.80*

16.97

13.68

Average cost of periodicals

130.52*

121.02

84.35

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

* Copyright deposit items free

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Use

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Current periodicals per academic staff

4.9

3.4

3.3

Book issues per FTE student

54

54

51

Book issues per user

35

40

41

Seats per FTE student

0.14

0.11

0.10

Seats per user

0.09

0.08

0.08

On-line searches per user

0.02

0.01

0.03

On-line searches per academic staff

0.30

0.27

0.78

Inter-library borrowing per academic staff

9.8

13.0

7.5

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

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