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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

487 places

- working space & equipment

127 places

- informal

37 places

- Seminar rooms

106 places

Hours of opening

- Term time - per week

- Hours of opening

75 hours

- Counter service

46 hours

- Information Point

46 hours

- Non-service hours

29 hours

Summer term hours are increased to 36 non-serviced hours, 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 vacation hours are reduced to 31 non-serviced hours, no change to serviced hours.

Services in support of teaching

Induction tours 2005/2006

- potential numbers of students expected

2593

- actual numbers of students attending

1835

- % of total potential students seen

71

Information Skills Seminars 2005/2006

 

- Number of seminars

161

- Number of students attending

4474

Financial resources

 

Aston 
£
 

Average for HE Sector

Library Expenditure per fte student (2004/05)*

295

307

Library Information Resources per fte student (2004/05)*

122

108

: SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries).

*2004/05 are the latest published statistics

Resources

Expenditure £

Total books (inc other digital documents)

215299

Total standing orders

28813

Total journals (including e-journals)

506574

Total electronic services

95615

Total inter library loans

7397

Total Library Information Resources

853698

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 journals)

249000

- Journal titles

3815

- Print only journals

245

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

*3570

*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

251945

Interlibrary loans

1448

Photocopies made

938000

Pages printed on PCs in Library

1864000

Number of successful requests for full text e-journal articles

More than 546000

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