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Core statistics 2006/07

General


Size and shelving (includes Library store)

Library size

5,421 metres2

Metres of occupied shelving

10,000 metres


Current Seating

-Total study places

844 places

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

552 places

- working space with equipment

124 places

- informal

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

Services in support of teaching

Induction tours 2006/07

- potential numbers of students expected

2918

- actual numbers of students attending

2013

- % of total potential students seen

69

 

Information Skills Seminars 2006/07

- Number of seminars

166

- Number of students attending

4655

 

Financial resources

 

Aston
£

Average for HE Sector

Library Expenditure per fte student ((2005/06)*

280

325

Library Information Resources per fte student (2005/06)*

118

114

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

*2004/05 are the latest published statistics

Resources 2006/07

Expenditure £

Total books (inc other digital documents)

275493

Total standing orders

25193

Total journals (including e-journals)

549302

Total electronic databases

116442

Total inter library loans

7423

Total Library Information Resources

973853

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)

253000

- Current Journal titles

5350

- Print only journals

124

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

*5226

*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

230691

Interlibrary loans

1325

Photocopies made

1028000

Pages printed on PCs in Library

2114600

Number of successful requests for full text ejournal articles

More than 611000

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