ARL Publishes Supplementary Statistics for 2000-01
Jul 26, 2002 11:20 PDT
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Subject: ARL Publishes Supplementary Statistics for 2000-01
ARL Supplementary Statistics 2000-01 Published
The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to announce the
availability of the ARL Supplementary Statistics 2000-01, a compilation of
data from 119 ARL libraries. Since 1992, this publication has charted the
increasing expenditures of electronic materials in ARL member
After almost a decade of data collection, certain trends have become
clear. The average percentage of the library budget that is spent on
electronic materials was 16.25% in 2000-01, nearly five times as much as
in 1992-93. Almost $132 million was reported spent on electronic resources
in 2000-01, by 106 universities.
The vast majority of these expenditures increases have gone towards the
purchase of electronic serials and subscription services. Whereas only $11
million was reported spent in this area when it was first included on the
survey in 1994-95, 106 libraries reported electronic serials expenditures
totaling more than $117 million today.
ARL Supplementary Statistics publications from prior years are available
at <http://www.arl.org/stats/arlstat/#sup>. Back issues and standing
orders are available.
ARL Supplementary Statistics 2000-01
Mark Young, Martha Kyrillidou, and Julia Blixrud comps. and eds.
2002 * ISSN 1533-9335 * 40 pages
$100 ($50 ARL members)
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