Press release: “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the availability of the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2004-05. This publication presents compilations and rankings of data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 67 medical libraries at ARL member institutions throughout North America. In 2004-05, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 243,011 volumes, had total expenditures of $229,669,155, and employed 2,537 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at 45% and 42% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $40,211,607 for electronic materials, or a median of 43% of their total materials budgets; this includes a total of $36,656,698 for electronic serials.”
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