[AL-Directors] FW: NCES Releases “Academic Libraries: 2012 First Look”

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Fri Feb 14 09:52:18 PST 2014

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES Releases “Academic Libraries: 2012 First Look”

The report “Academic Libraries: 2012 First Look” has been released by the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences. This report 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:

• In fiscal year 2012, academic libraries added about 53 million e-books, making their total e-books holdings over 252 million units.

• Academic libraries spent approximately $2.8 billion for electronic books, serial back files, and other materials in fiscal year 2012. Expenditures for electronic current serial subscriptions totaled about $1.4 billion.

• During fiscal year 2012, about three quarters (75 percent) of academic libraries reported that they supported virtual reference services.

• Academic libraries reported 85,752 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff working in academic libraries during the fall of 2012.

To view the full report when it is released, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014038

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