Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NCES Releases "Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look"

From the IES newsflash this morning, Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look

Academic libraries held approximately 102.5 million e-books and about 3.6 million electronic reference sources at the end of fiscal year 2008. The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences has released the report "Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look." This report summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in two- and four-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings include:

  • During FY 2008, there were about 138.1 million circulation transactions from academic libraries' general collection.
  • Academic libraries reported 93,438 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff working during the fall of 2008.
  • Academic libraries spent about $6.8 billion during FY 2008.

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