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Core statistics 2008/09

General


Size and shelving (includes Library store)

Library size

5,646 metres2

Metres of occupied shelving

7,500 metres


Current Seating

-Total study places

885 places

- working spaces (includes LDC spaces available when LDC unstaffed)

523 places

- working space with equipment

132 places

- informal

64 places

- Seminar rooms

166 places

 

Hours of opening

- Term time - per week

 

12 weeks of term

18 weeks of revision and exam time

- Hours of opening

 86 hours

150 hours

- Counter service

 46 hours

46 hours

- Enquiries

 46 hours

46 hours

- Non-service hours

 40 hours

104 hours

 

- Vacation time - per week

- Hours of opening

86 hours

- Counter service

39 hours

- Enquiries

39 hours

- Non-service hours

47 hours

Summer vaction hours are reduced to 31 non-serviced hours, no change to serviced hours.

Services in support of teaching

Induction tours 2008/09

- potential numbers of students expected

3,404

- actual numbers of students attending

1,838

- % of total potential students seen

54

 

Information Skills Seminars 2008/09

- Number of seminars

155

- Number of students attending

2,997

 

Financial resources

 

Aston
£

Average for all Sconul members

£

Library Expenditure per fte student ((2007/08)*

307

368

Library Information Resources per fte student (2007/08)*

137

139

SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) annual library statistics  ISSN 1352-1020

*2007/08 are the latest published statistic

 

Resources 2008/09

Expenditure £

Total books (inc other digital documents)

409,200

Total standing orders

46,700

Total journals (including e-journals)

707,400

Total electronic databases

107,600

Total inter-library loans

11,500

Total Library Information Resources

1282,400

The Library Information Resources budget is allocated to the Schools on a formulaic basis. Within the Schools the distribution of expenditure between subject areas and between type of resource is determined by the School itself.

Availability of resources

Stock

- Catalogued stock (including periodicals)

237,000 items

  - ebooks 50,000 items

- Current Journal titles

14,792 titles

- Print only journals

84 titles

- Electronic journals (incl those taken as both print and electronic)

*14,708 titles

*This figure excludes journals within databases which are a mixture of abstracts & full text - specifically Proquest Direct, PsycArticles, EBSCO,Lexis-Nexis Professional and JSTOR

Use of resources

Bookstock loans

37,8000

Photocopies made

82,8000

Pages printed on PCs in Library

285,3000

Number of successful requests for full text ejournal articles

1,350,000

  Number of successful section requests for electronic books 476,000

 

Electronic Information Services 2008/09

For the full list of databases subscribed to see: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lis/eis/

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