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Library Statistics

COLLECTION DATA  2018

Paper Books: 73,816  (2017 was 76,660; 2016 was 101,489)
   68,519 Stacks (includes 2,058 juvenile books and 611 Course Texts, 1,459 Rare Books, 648 Oversize) 
    3,036 Remote Shelving (1,051 viewable and 2,160 suppressed = 71%) 162 boxes
    1,030 theses in Tech Services storage
    Haddad Collection: 1,855
    SXU Author Collection: 48

Test Assessments: 70 kits
Archives: 300 cubic feet, 436 University Publications
DVDs: 7,552 (30 new) 
Music CDs: 22
Microforms: few
ebooks: 6,665 individual titles (2632 ProQuest Ebook Central, 1294 Ebscohost among 4035 CARLI) plus 487,622 HathiTrust and ??? OER titles

withdrawn from Stacks: 53 (was 6,915 in 2017)
withdrawn from OSS:  4,930 (was 53,832 in 2017)
withdrawn from Audiovisual:  39 

CIRCULATION AND USE DATA 

Fulltext Journal Articles: 
 
FY2018   150,085 downloads (9.5% increase);  28,915 through resolver = 19%  
    EBSCOhost: 99,850 downloads (ASC 55,489); 148,658 abstracts; 205,965 direct db searches = 85%; 30,957 sessions via EDS; 162 dbs
    Other direct publisher articles: Elsevier=19,830,SAGE=9,724,JSTOR=11,075,MUSE=809,ACS=169,JAMA=299,Ovid=5922 = 50,235
       SCOPUS searches = 4,774 with 4425 item requests
       SciFinder 128 searches with 54 fulltext requests
       Alexander Street (videos): 2338 searches with 1,409 views and Films on Demand 2,617 views
       OUP: Grove Music 212, OED 518, Encyclopedia 100
       Testing Center: 178 uses 
 
FY2017  143,877 downloads (17% decrease); 28,000 through resolver = 19%  
    EBSCOhost: 117,858 downloads; 164,725 abstracts; 205,455 direct database searches  = 82%; 32,000 sessions via EDS; 163 dbs
       (97% desktop; 60% Windows, 32% Mac; 52% Chrome, 21% Safari, 27% other browser)  
    Other direct publisher articles: Elsevier 18,769-4802=13,967, SAGE 3878-2320=1558, JSTOR 10,558-885=9673, MUSE 806-175=631, ACS 169, JAMA 326-136=190) = 26,019
 
FY2018  150,085 downloads  28,915 through resolver =19%; 9.5% use increase
FY2017  143,877 downloads (79/21 pdf/html)  28,000 through resolver = 19%; 17% decrease (removed PsycARTICLES)
FY2016  171,690 downloads   (80/20)  19,388 through resolver = 11%;  17% increase
FY2015  143,993 downloads   (pdf/html = 82/22%)  105,405 through EDS (73%), 16,521 through resolver (11%); 14% increase
FY2014  123,386 downloads   (pdf/html = 77/23%)

 
Ebook use data:
CARLI/I-Share consortial books: 1,500 views
ebrary/EBL/EBSCOhost books: 619 views, 7 views, 1120 sessions/46 views
2017 EBSCO ebooks 313  (5 heavily used, all Nursing)
 
DVD (movie) charges:
FY18 1,450 and 357 renewals
FY17 1,892 and 337 renewals
FY16 2,227 and 155 renewals
 
Annual Book Circulation: 
FY2018 12,835   (5,787 first time,  4,136 renewals,  2,045 laptops, 315 tech equip, 190 Juvenile, 24 Manga, 230 Reserves, 108 Kits, 1,450 DVDs)  
FY2017 17,240   (5,291 renewals, 4,406 laptops, 614 tech equip, 289 Juvenile, 32 Manga, 102 Reserves, 128 Kits)  
FY2016 16,054   (6000 renewals, 74 Reserves, plus 8,000 laptops)
FY2015 14,612   (6,018 renewals, plus 277 Reserves plus 4,000 laptops plus 2,227 DVDs)
FY2014 14,260   (6,095 renewals, plus 3,000 laptop loans)
 

I-Share  Borrow: 

FY2018    2,379
FY2017    3,351
FY2016    3,786    (26% of our CARLI circulation/use)
FY2015    3,503

I-Share Loan:    

FY2018    1,968
FY2017    2,327
FY2016    2,544    (16% of our CARLI circulation/use)
FY2015    2,946

On-site borrowing: 106
On-site lending: 103

OCLC (ILLiad/Tipasa): Beyond I-Share consortium
 

FY2018   Borrow submitted: 2,100
                           filled: 1,817  (86%) 
                            1,748 articles,  69 books  
                           In-state: 911 (50%),
                           Out-of-state: 908  (50%)


               Loan    submitted: 2,821  
                           filled: 784  (28%) 
                           461 articles (59% of filled),
                           323  books (41% of filled)  
                          In-state: 574  (73%),
                          Out-of-state: 210  (27%)

 
FY2017   Borrow submitted: 1,541
                           filled: 1,088  (70%) 
                            970 articles, 118 books  
                           In-state: 555 (51%),
                           Out-of-state 533 (49%)

               Loan    submitted: 2,271  (Note: dropped by 33% -- embargo journal requests from ISU Nursing)
                          filled: 687  (30%) 
                           422 articles (61% of filled),
                           265 books (39% of filled)  
                          In-state: 536 (78%),
                          Out-of-state 151 (22%)
 
 
FY2016   Borrow submitted: 1,746
                           filled: 1,237  (71%) 
                           1,096 articles, 141 books  
                           In-state: 666 (53%),
                           Out-of-state 571 (47%)

               Loan    submitted: 3,201
                          filled: 833  (26%) 
                           513 articles (16%, 61% of filled),
                           320 books (10%, 39% of filled - many Course Text items, being removed from OCLC)  
                          In-state: 582 (70%),
                          Out-of-state 251 (30%)
 
FY2015   Borrow submitted: 2,407 
                          filled: 1,741  (72%) 
                          1,300 articles, 441 books  
                           In-state: 994 (57%),
                           Out-of-state 747 (43%)

               Loan    submitted: 3,855 
                          filled: 1,060  (28%) 
                          698 articles (18%, 66% of filled),
                          362 books (9%, 34% of filled - many Course Text items, now removed from OCLC)  
                          In-state: 781 (74%),

                          Out-of-state 279 (26%)


INSTRUCTION  DATA

Classroom sessions:

FY2018 45  (emphasize embedded online tutorials)
FY2017 58 sessions (Stern 32, Kusik 26)
FY2016 80  sessions (Stern 38, Morgan 14 (6 months), Kohut 20, Kusik 15)
FY2015 89  
FY2014 92
FY2013 37
FY2012 52

Classroom attendees:

FY2018  901
FY2017  1,065
FY2016  1,391
FY2015  1,413 
FY2014  2,195
FY2013    800
FY2012  1,108

Online Quizzes:
900 First Year students per year (87% pass rate)
350 Graduate students per year

 


Gatecount: 
FY18  405,989
FY17  522,563
FY16  498,311  (Scholars Den opened)
FY15  524,932
FY14  541,236

BUDGET DATA:

  • Total $1,044,349
  • Serials/Journals/Databases: $386,000   (FY12 to FY18 shows a 25% loss in real buying power)
  • Books: $25,000                                       (FY12 to FY18 shows a 45% loss in real buying power)
  • Operations (contracted services: WorldCat, ILL, I-Share): $64,640
  • Staff:  $424,766 (40% of previous high mark)

 

           Total budget was $1,591,925 in FY2015 = -547,567 = 34% cut

               + 2% inflation per year (4% on half the budget) X 4 = 8% = 42% loss in real buying power


               For additional details see our Collection Development page.

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