ARL Statistics (Martha Kyrillidou) Marcia Tuttle 25 Jul 1996 13:17 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 16:54:36 -0400 From: Martha Kyrillidou <martha@CNI.ORG> Subject: ARL Statistics ARL Announces... The ARL Statistics and Measurement Program offers updated publications and enhanced electronic services. Detailed information on each of the following is attached. For additional information contact Martha Kyrillidou, Statistics and Measurement Program Officer (email@example.com). __ARL STATISTICS 1994-95 presenting the latest edition of the oldest and most comprehensive continuing library statistical series in North America. **** DOCUMENTS SERIAL COSTS FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS **** __INTERACTIVE 1995 ARL STATISTICS AVAILABLE ON THE WWW at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/arl/test-arl __ARL ACADEMIC LAW AND MEDICAL LIBRARY STATISTICS presents data on collections size, and growth, materials and operating expenditures, staffing, and public service activities for law and medical libraries ****** ARL STATISTICS 1994-95: The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of the ARL Statistics 1994-95. This annual publication represents the oldest and most comprehensive continuing library statistical series in North America, reporting research library trends in collections, expenditures, and staffing levels. For the first time, an extensive array of service measures such as circulation, reference, library instruction, and interlibrary loan are reported. The publication also continues to update the trends of serial and monograph costs in research libraries. Reported findings suggest that libraries are dramatically increasing their service activities without a corresponding increase in staffing. For example, the 108 academic library members provided 68,000 teaching sessions during 1994-95. On average, the typical ARL library offered the equivalent of 14 three-hour credit courses last year, assuming that each session was an hour or more. Library services are used more while the costs of ownership of library materials continues to be prohibitively expensive. Since 1986, ARL libraries doubled expenditures for serials while buying 8% fewer serials. Serial cancellations have become the norm while the scholarly community has not been able to restructure to alleviate some of the effects of spiraling prices or the transformational impacts of technology. ARL Statistics, 1994-95. 118 pages pbk. ISSN 0147-2135. 1996. $65.00/$35.00 To establish a subscription or to order copies, contact ARL publications (firstname.lastname@example.org). ****** INTERACTIVE 1995 ARL STATISTICS: The 1994-95 ARL statistics are now available at the ARL statistics Web site. A new feature this year provides tables of any ARL data category in rank order. You can also create ratios of any two categories and display a table of the values for all ARL libraries. This feature allows you to see previously unavailable data such as total circulations per student or interlibrary borrowing per graduate student or faculty member. To try this new feature, go to http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/arl/test-arl/simple.html Also now available are copies of the 1994-95 ARL statistics in spreadsheet format, together with documentation. These files can easily be downloaded through a Web browser to your local computer, and then manipulated with Excel or Quattro or Lotus for local needs. The files are available at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/arl/1994/1995.html Adventurous users may also want to try out other capabilities of the evolving ARL statistics pages at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/arl/test-arl Still under construction, the site now provides a number of varieties of graphic and statistical analysis for ARL statistics, such as interactive regression analysis. Readers are invited to send comments Martha Kyrillidou, Program Officer for Statistics and Measurement (email@example.com). ****** ARL ACADEMIC LAW AND MEDICAL LIBRARY STATISTICS 1977-78 to 1991-92 together with a three year update, 1992-93 to 1994-95, is available now from ARL publications. The 1994-95 data indicate that library materials are more expensive in medical than in law libraries. A complimentary copy of this publication is being mailed to the each member library. Please alert the law and medical libraries in your institution about the availability of this new series. ARL Academic Law and Medical Library Statistics 1992-93-1994-95. 158 pbk. ISSN 1088-1093. 1996. $65.00/$35.00 To establish a subscription or to order copies, contact ARL publications (firstname.lastname@example.org).