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Core statistics 2007/08

General


Size and shelving (includes Library store)

Library size

5,421 metres2

Metres of occupied shelving

8,250 metres


Current Seating

-Total study places

906 places

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

588places

- working space with equipment

124 places

- informal

62 places

- Seminar rooms

106 places

 

Hours of opening

- Term time - per week

  Standard Summer revision and exam time

- Hours of opening

75 hours

150

- Counter service

46 hours

46

- Information Point

46 hours

46

- Non-service hours

29 hours

104

For 2 weeks in the Spring term hours were increased to 86, no change to serviced hours.

- Vacation time - per week

- Hours of opening

75 hours

- Counter service

39 hours

- Information Point

39 hours

- Non-service hours

36 hours

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

Services in support of teaching

Induction tours 2007/08

- potential numbers of students expected

3874

- actual numbers of students attending

2583

- % of total potential students seen

64

 

Information Skills Seminars 2007/08

- Number of seminars

159

- Number of students attending

4951

 

Financial resources

 

Aston
£

Average for HE Sector

£ 

Library Expenditure per fte student ((2006/07)*

309

346

Library Information Resources per fte student (2006/07)*

124

123

: SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) annual library trends

*2006/07 are the latest published statistics

Resources 2007/08

Expenditure £

Total books (inc other digital documents)

323,198

Total standing orders

19,735

Total journals (including e-journals)

597,017

Total electronic databases

161,515 

Total inter library loans

6,585

Total Library Information Resources

1,1108,050

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)

209.000

- ebooks

40,711

 - Current Journal titles 7,524

- Print only journals

126

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

*57,398

*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

331,333

Photocopies made

1,064,003

Pages printed on PCs in Library

2,452,063

Number of successful requests for full text ejournal articles

92,4000

  Number of successful section requests for electronic books More than 6,252

Electronic Information Services 2007/08

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

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