[AL-Directors] NCES Releases Academic Libraries: 2010

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Tue Dec 13 08:39:23 PST 2011


[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES Releases Academic Libraries: 2010

[2012365]Academic Libraries: 2010 summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings include:

* Academic libraries held approximately 158.7 million e-books and about 1.8 million electronic reference sources and aggregation services at the end of FY 2010.

* Academic libraries spent approximately $152.4 million for electronic books, serial backfiles, and other materials in FY 2010. Expenditures for electronic current serial subscriptions totaled about $1.2 billion.

* During FY 2010, some 72 percent of academic libraries reported that they supported virtual reference services.

* Academic libraries reported 88,943 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff working in academic libraries during the fall of 2010.

To view the full report please visit
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012365

This First Look is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.


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