The distinction between information services and collections building continues to blur as more information is collected and made available electronically.
The Library's acquisition expenditures for 1996/97 was $5,036,608:
|Leased databases, document delivery||266,443|
|Circulation Activity||1995/96||1996/97||% change|
|Total Circulation - Porter||339,108||308,718||-9.0%|
|Total Circulation - Davis||366,869||292,828||-20.2%|
|Total Circulation - UMDL||28,836||31,388||8.9%|
|Total Circulation - Optometry||12,210||14,832||25.7%|
|Total Circulation - Spec. Coll.||3,452||3,130||-9.3%|
|Total Circulation - UW||750,475||651,413||-13.2%|
|Renewals - Porter||30,039||27,570||-8.2%|
|Renewals - Davis||98,159||87,747||-10.6%|
|Renewals - Total - UMD||6,213||6,441||3.7%|
|Renewals - Total - Optometry||340||517||52.1%|
|Renewals - Total||134,751||122,275||-9.3%|
|Reserve Circulation||1995/96||1996/97||% change|
|Reserve - Porter - Charges||34,303||28,269||-17.6%|
|Reserve - Davis - Charges||91,431||89,771||-1.8%|
|Reserve - Optometry||9,819||11,858||20.8%|
|Reserve - Total||135,553||129,898||-4.2%|
The rate of decline, almost 18%, is significant in the Dana Porter Library Reserve Reading area. The Reserve Reading circulation in Davis is 90,000, three times the amount circulated from Porter Reserve. The number of items in the Reserve Reading collection seems to stay steady.
The use of micro materials has declined, by about 15% during the last year.
Although overall binding activities are down from 1990/91 by 29%, during the last year there was an increase. Expenditures have increased slightly.
|Library Binding||1995/96||1996/97||% change|
|Library Binding - Porter||5,653||5,762||1.9%|
|Library Binding - Davis||4,436||4,698||5.9%|
|Binding - Total||10,089||11,026||9.3%|
|Approx. Unit Price||$8.44||$9.14||8.3%|