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International Research Library Benchmarks, 2017 Edition

  • ID: 4047248
  • Report
  • 225 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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This 227-page report presents a range of data and commentary about the operations and plans of 30 corporate, legal, government and academic research libraries.  The voluminous study looks at library personnel and spending plans in a broad range of areas including but not limited to: open access and repositories, 3D Printing, RFID, eBooks and print books, databases and journals, specialized technology labs and group study rooms, and more. 

The study also looks at recent capital budget spending and at planned spending, honing in on specific items such as information technology, energy saving technology, special rooms and instruction centers, and building rennovations and repairs.  The study also looks at trends in grant support and personnel decisions in a plethora of areas such as: digitization, Information technology, special collections, technical services, budgeting, fundraising, marketing, information literacy, cataloging, data curation, reference, subjects specialists, website staff and much more. 

Some of the survey participants are:  Ashland Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Research Libraries, Fox Rothschild LLP, Haynes and Boone LLP, Monash University Malaysia, NSW Health. QNL, Saint Louis University, The American University in Cairo, The Australian National University Library, The Rockefeller University, University College Dublin, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Missouri, University of Western Australia, Marquette, Waters Corporation and Yale. 

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  • Over the past three years, 26.67 percent of libraries sampled had decreased the capital budget, a 43.33 percent plurality had kept it constant, 20 percent had increased it somewhat, and 10 percent said it had increased significantly.
  • Nearly 27% of those sampled had decreased staff over the past three years in ordering and receiving.
  • 23.22% said that they would spend less on tablet computers for patrons over the next two years while 6.67% said that they would increase such spending.
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PARTICIPANTS LIST   
Characteristics of the Sample   
Summary of Main Findings   
Characteristics of the Sample   
Professional Positions   
Para-Professional and Support Staff Positions   
Subject Specialists   
Salaries and Benefits   
New Hires   
Hiring Plans   
Capital Budget Trends: Past Three Years   
Capital Budget Trends: Next Three Years   
New Library Building Expenditures   
Extensions or Significant Renovation of Existing Library Buildings Expenditures   
Expenditures on Repairs to Library Buildings   
Maintenance of IT Equipment Stock Expenditures   
Acquisition of New IT Equipment Expenditures   
Materials Spending 2015-16   
Materials Spending 2016-17   
Materials Spending 2017-18   
Fastest Growing Areas of Materials Expenditures   
Measures to Constrain Spending Growth on Journals   
Grant Support from Federal Agencies   
Grants Support from State or Local Government Agencies   
Grant Support from Foundations   
Grant Support from Private Companies   
Grants Support from Special Funds of the University   
Grant Support from Alumni   
Staffing for Special Collections   
Staffing for Personnel and Human Resources   
Staffing for Public Relations and Marketing   
Staffing for Digitization   
Staffing for Library Facilities Management   
Staffing for Budget and Financial Management   
Staffing for the Library Café/Food Services   
Staffing for Fundraising and Development   
Website Staff   
Staffing for Binding   
Staffing Acquisitions   
Subject Specialists Staffing   
Staffing in Technical Services   
Staffing in Preservation   
Staffing in Reference   
Staffing in Materials/Copyright Information Contract Management   
Staffing in Ordering and Receiving   
Staffing for the Help Desk/PC-Workstation Management   
Staffing for Info Literacy Instruction   
Staffing in Library Information Technology   
Staffing in the Learning Center/Information Commons Management   
Cataloging Staffing   
Staffing for Data Curation   
Digital Repository and Open Access Initiatives   
3D Printing Management   
Workstations/PCs for Patrons   
Workstations/PCs for Staff   
Laptop Computers for Patrons   
Laptop Computers for Staff   
Tablet Computers for Patrons   
Tablet Computers for Staff   
Smartphones   
Staff IT Training   
Outside/Outsourced Network Support/Consulting   
Outside/Outsourced Website Design, Evaluation and Consulting   
Technical Support from Software Vendors   
Wireless Access   
Help Desk Expenditures   
Library Information Technology Staff   
Architectural Design/Engineering for Library Technology/Learning Space   
We then asked about library spending over the next two years on architectural design/engineering for library technology/learning spaces. Of the entire sample, 13.33 percent said they will probably spend less on this than they have in the past, 53.33 percent said their spending likely will not change, 3.33 percent said they thought they will probably spend somewhat more, and 6.67 percent said they will spend considerably more than they have in the past.  23.33 percent did not answer the question.  All of the libraries that anticipate increasing their spending in this area over the next two years are academic libraries.  Across all subcategories, only libraries with 2.1+to 6.5 or 6.5+ to 65 FTE staff do not plan on spending less in this area than they have in the past.   
Digital Repository Software   
Federated Search Solution Applications   
EBooks   
Scanners, Digital Cameras, and other Digitization Aids   
RFID Technology   
Communication   
Electronic Database Subscription Budget   
Changes in Use of Consortia   
Largest Consortium Partner   
Second Largest Consortium Partner   
All Other Consortium Partners   
Impact of Mobile Computing   
3D Printing Capabilities for Patrons   
Archived Video about the Library   
Journal Articles Acquired from Other Institutions   
Impact on Scholarly Resources and Their Pricing   
Print Book Spending 2015-2016   
Print Book Spending 2016-17   
Print Book Spending 2017-18   
eBook Spending 2015-16   
eBook Spending 2016-17   
eBook Spending 2017-18   
Journal Spending 2015-16   
Journal Spending 2016-17   
Changes in Journal Purchasing Priorities   
Impact of Digital Repositories   
Spending 2015-16   
Spending 2016-17   
Spending 2017-18   
Reducing Library Costs   
Outsourced Services   

List of Tables
Table 1 How many FTE positions are allocated to the following types of positions:   
Table 1.1.1 How many FTE positions are allocated to Professional positions?   
Table 1.1.2 How many FTE positions are allocated to the Professional of positions? Broken out by Country   
Table 1.1.3 How many FTE positions are allocated to the Professional of positions? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 1.1.4 How many FTE positions are allocated to the Professional of positions? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 1.2.1 How many FTE positions are allocated to Para-Professional and Support Staff of positions?   
Table 1.2.2 How many FTE positions are allocated to Para-Professional and Support Staff of positions? Broken out by Country:   
Table 1.2.3 How many FTE positions are allocated to Para-Professional and Support Staff of positions? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 1.2.4 How many FTE positions are allocated to Para-Professional and Support Staff of positions? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 2.1 How many subject specialist librarians does the library employ?   
Table 2.2 How many subject specialist librarians does the library employ? Broken out by Country:   
Table 2.3 How many subject specialist librarians does the library employ? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 2.4 How many subject specialist librarians does the library employ? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 3.1 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have increased or decreased?   
Table 3.2 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have increased or decreased?  Broken out by Country:   
Table 3.3 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have increased or decreased? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 3.4 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have increased or decreased? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 4.1 How many librarians does your organization plan to hire in the next year?   
Table 4.2 How many librarians does your organization plan to hire in the next year? Broken out by Country:   
Table 4.3 How many librarians does your organization plan to hire in the next year? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 4.4 How many librarians does your organization plan to hire in the next year? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Briefly discuss your hiring plans over the next three years.  Will you be cutting back on the number of employees? Increasing them? Do you hope that through productivity gains you might be able to cut back on some areas and then add to some emerging areas?  Are there particular subject areas that you with to reinforce?  (ANSWERS ARE REPRODUCED BUT NOT LINKED TO PARTICIPANTS)   
Table 5.1 Which phrase best describes what has happened to the library's capital budget in the past three years?   
Table 5.2 Which phrase best describes what has happened to the library's capital budget in the past three years? Broken out by Country:   
Table 5.3 Which phrase best describes what has happened to the library's capital budget in the past three years? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 5.4 Which phrase best describes what has happened to the library's capital budget in the past three years? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 6.1 Your expectation is that over the next three years, on average, the library's capital budget will:   
Table 6.2 Your expectation is that over the next three years, on average, the library's capital budget will: Broken out by Country:   
Table 6.3 Your expectation is that over the next three years, on average, the library's capital budget will: Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 6.4 Your expectation is that over the next three years, on average, the library's capital budget will: Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 7 For the following capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Note: if spending on one of these items has been impacted by funds from another source, such as grants, special legislative earmarks, donations or other sources that are not necessarily officially part of the capital budget, you should consider them as part of the capital budget for the purposes of this question.   
Table 7.1.1 For the New library buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years.   
Table 7.1.2 For the New library buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Country:   
Table 7.1.3 For the New library buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 7.1.4 For the New library buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 7.2.1 For the Extensions or Significant Renovation of Existing Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years.   
Table 7.2.2 For the Extensions or Significant Renovation of Existing Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Country:   
Table 7.2.3 For the Extensions or Significant Renovation of Existing Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 7.2.4 For the Extensions or Significant Renovation of Existing Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 7.3.1 For the Repairs to Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years.   
Table 7.3.2 For the Repairs to Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Country:   
Table 7.3.3 For the Repairs to Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 7.3.4 For the Repairs to Library Buildings capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 7.4.1 For the Maintenance of IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years.   
Table 7.4.2 For the Maintenance of IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Country:   
Table 7.4.3 For the Maintenance of IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 7.4.4 For the Maintenance of IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 7.5.1 For the Acquisition of New IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years.   
Table 7.5.2 For the Acquisition of New IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Country:   
Table 7.5.3 For the Acquisition of New IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 7.5.4 For the Acquisition of New IT Equipment Stock capital budget expenditures indicate the general direction of spending over the past three years. Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 8 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in each of the following single academic years? In US$   
Table 8.1.1 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2015-16?   
Table 8.1.2 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2015-16? Broken out by Country:   
Table 8.1.3 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in  2015-16? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 8.1.4 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2015-16? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 8.2.1 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in  2016-17?   
Table 8.2.2 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2016-17? Broken out by Country   
Table 8.2.3 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content 2016-17? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 8.2.4 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2016-17? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 8.3.1 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2017-18?   
Table 8.3.2 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2017-18? Broken out by Country:   
Table 8.3.3 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in 2017-18? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 8.3.4 What was/ will be the library's total spending on materials/content in  2017-18? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
What have been the fastest growing areas in terms of materials expenditures for your library over the past two years, in terms of type of information vehicle (i.e. journals, books, eBooks, magazines, databases etc.)?   
If the library has taken, or will soon take, any special measures to constrain the growth of spending on academic and scholarly journals, explain these measures and whether they have been effective.   
Table 9 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the following sources?   
Table 9.1.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Federal Agencies sources?   
Table 9.1.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Federal Agencies sources? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.1.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Federal Agencies sources? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.1.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any  Federal Agencies sources? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 9.2.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any State or Local Government Agencies sources?   
Table 9.2.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any State or Local Government Agencies sources? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.2.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any  State or Local Government Agencies sources? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.2.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any  State or Local Government Agencies sources? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 9.3.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Foundation sources?   
Table 9.3.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Foundation sources? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.3.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Foundation sources? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.3.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Foundation sources? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 9.4.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Private Company sources?   
Table 9.4.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Private Company sources? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.4.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Private Company sources? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.4.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Private Company sources? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 9.5.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Special Funds of the University?   
Table 9.5.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Special Funds of the University? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.5.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Special Funds of the University? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.5.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the Special Funds of the University? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 9.6.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Alumni sources?   
Table 9.6.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Alumni sources? Broken out by Country:   
Table 9.6.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Alumni sources? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 9.6.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any Alumni sources? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For each type of library department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices:   
Table 10.1.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Special Collections department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.1.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Special Collections department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.1.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Special Collections department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.1.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Special Collections department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.2.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Personnel and Human Resources department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.2.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Personnel and Human Resources department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.2.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Personnel and Human Resources department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.2.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Personnel and Human Resources department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.3.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Public Relations and Marketing department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.3.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Public Relations and Marketing department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.3.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Public Relations and Marketing department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.3.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Public Relations and Marketing department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.4.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digitization department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.4.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digitization department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.4.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digitization department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.4.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digitization department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.5.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Facilities Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.5.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Facilities Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.5.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Facilities Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.5.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Facilities Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.6.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Budget and Finance department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.6.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Budget and Finance department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.6.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Budget and Finance department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.6.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Budget and Finance department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.7.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Cafe/Food Service department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.7.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Cafe/Food Service department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.7.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Cafe/Food Service department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.7.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Cafe/Food Service department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.8.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Fundraising and Development department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.8.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Fundraising and Development department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.8.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Fundraising and Development department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.8.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Fundraising and Development department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.9.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Website Staff or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.9.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Website Staff or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.9.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Website Staff or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.9.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Website Staff or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.10.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Binding department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.10.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Binding department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.10.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Binding department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.10.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Binding department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.11.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Acquisitions department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.11.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Acquisitions department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.11.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Acquisitions department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.11.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Acquisitions department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.12.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Subject Specialists make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.12.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Subject Specialists make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.12.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Subject make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.12.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For Subject Specialists make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.13.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Technical Services department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.13.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Technical Services department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.13.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Technical Services department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.13.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Technical Services department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.14.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Preservation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.14.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Preservation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.14.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Preservation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.14.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Preservation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.15.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Reference department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.15.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Reference department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.15.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Reference department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.15.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Reference department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.16.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Materials/Copyright Information Contract Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.16.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Materials/Copyright Information Contract Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.16.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Materials/Copyright Information Contract Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.16.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Materials/Copyright Information Contract Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.17.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Ordering and Receiving department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.17.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Ordering and Receiving department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.17.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Ordering and Receiving department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.17.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Ordering and Receiving department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.18.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Help Desk/PC-Workstation Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.18.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Help Desk/PC-Workstation Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.18.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Help Desk/PC-Workstation Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.18.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Help Desk/PC-Workstation Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.19.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Instruction department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.19.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Instruction department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.19.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Instruction department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.19.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Instruction department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.20.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Information Technology department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.20.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Information Technology department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.20.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Information Technology department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.20.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Library Information Technology department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.21.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Learning Center/Information Commons Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.21.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Learning Center/Information Commons Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.21.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Learning Center/Information Commons Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.21.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Learning Center/Information Commons Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.22.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Cataloging department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.22.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Cataloging department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.22.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Cataloging department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.22.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Cataloging department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.23.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Data Curation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.23.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Data Curation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.23.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Data Curation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.23.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Data Curation department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.24.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digital Repository and Open Access Initiatives department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.24.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digital Repository and Open Access Initiatives department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country   
Table 10.24.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digital Repository and Open Access Initiatives department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.24.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the Digital Repository and Open Access Initiatives department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 10.25.1 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the 3D Printing Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices   
Table 10.25.2 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the 3D Printing Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Country:   
Table 10.25.3 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the 3D Printing Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 10.25.4 Choose the description that best describes your library's personnel deployment practices over the past three years. For the 3D Printing Management department or labor allocation, make the choice that best describes your library's personnel choices Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on the technologies/practices listed below:   
Table 11.1.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstation/PC's for patrons   
Table 11.1.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstation/PC's for patrons Broken out by Country   
Table 11.1.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstation/PC's for patrons Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.1.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstation/PC's for patrons Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.2.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstations/PC's for staff   
Table 11.2.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstations/PC's for staff Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.2.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstations/PC's for staff Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.2.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Workstations/PC's for staff Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.3.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptop computers for patrons   
Table 11.3.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptop computers for patrons Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.3.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptop computers for patrons Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.3.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptop computers for patrons Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.4.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptops computers for staff   
Table 11.4.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptops computers for staff Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.4.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptops computers for staff Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.4.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Laptops computers for staff Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.5.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for patrons   
Table 11.5.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for patrons Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.5.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for patrons Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.5.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for patrons Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.6.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for staff   
Table 11.6.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for staff Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.6.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for staff Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.6.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Tablet Computers for staff Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.7.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Smartphones   
Table 11.7.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Smartphones Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.7.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Smartphones Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.7.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Smartphones Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.8.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Staff IT Training   
Table 11.8.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Staff IT Training Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.8.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Staff IT Training Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.8.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Staff IT Training Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.9.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Network Support/Consulting   
Table 11.9.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Network Support/Consulting Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.9.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Network Support/Consulting Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.9.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Network Support/Consulting Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.10.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Website Design, Evaluation and Consulting   
Table 11.10.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Website Design, Evaluation and Consulting Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.10.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Website Design, Evaluation and Consulting Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.10.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Outside/Outsourced Website Design, Evaluation and Consulting Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.11.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Technical Support from Software Vendors   
Table 11.11.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Technical Support from Software Vendors Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.11.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Technical Support from Software Vendors Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.11.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Technical Support from Software Vendors Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.12.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Wireless Access   
Table 11.12.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Wireless Access Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.12.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Wireless Access Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.12.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Wireless Access Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.13.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Help Desk Expenditures   
Table 11.13.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Help Desk Expenditures Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.13.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Help Desk Expenditures Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.13.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Help Desk Expenditures Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.14.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on The Library Information Technology Staff   
Table 11.14.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on The Library Information Technology Staff Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.14.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on The Library Information Technology Staff Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.14.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on The Library Information Technology Staff Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.15.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Architectural Design/Engineering for Library Technology Room/Learning Space   
Table 11.15.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on the technologies/practices Architectural Design/Engineering for Library Technology Room/Learning Space Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.15.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on the technologies/practices Architectural Design/Engineering for Library Technology Room/Learning Space Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.15.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on the technologies/practices Architectural Design/Engineering for Library Technology Room/Learning Space Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.16.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Digital Repository Software   
Table 11.16.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Digital Repository Software Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.16.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Digital Repository Software Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.16.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Digital Repository Software Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.17.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Federated Search Solution Applications   
Table 11.17.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Federated Search Solution Applications Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.17.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Federated Search Solution Applications Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.17.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Federated Search Solution Applications Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.18.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Ebooks   
Table 11.18.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Ebooks Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.18.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more Ebooks Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.18.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Ebooks Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.19.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Scanners, Digital Cameras and other Digitization Aids   
Table 11.19.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Scanners, Digital Cameras and other Digitization Aids Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.19.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Scanners, Digital Cameras and other Digitization Aids Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.19.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on Scanners, Digital Cameras and other Digitization Aids Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 11.20.1 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on RFID Technology   
Table 11.20.2 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on RFID Technology Broken out by Country:   
Table 11.20.3 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on RFID Technology Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 11.20.4 Please indicate whether you believe that over the next two years your library will spend less, about the same, more or considerably more on RFID Technology Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Many major research libraries employ hundreds of individuals working in dozens of buildings at multiple locations.  What methods have you devised to reduce duplication of services, exploit economies of scale, enhance employee knowledge sharing, and other steps to maximize the benefits of all institutional employees sharing a knowledge base?  Have you employed a liaison officer, or wicki's, internal listservs or newsletters?  How is knowledge on best practices passed through the organization? How are decisions made on centralized purchasing?  Briefly describe your experience.   
Table 12.1 About what percentage of the library’s electronic database subscription budget is accounted for by purchases through consortiums?   
Table 12.2 About what percentage of the library’s electronic database subscription budget is accounted for by purchases through consortiums?  Broken out by Country:   
Table 12.3 About what percentage of the library’s electronic database subscription budget is accounted for by purchases through consortiums?  Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 12.4 About what percentage of the library’s electronic database subscription budget is accounted for by purchases through consortiums?  Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
How has your use of library consortia changed over the past three years?  Are you participating in more or fewer consortia?  Found new ways to consolidate buying power? Developed local consortia?  What are the trends and what do you expect in the near future?   
Table 13 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s largest consortium partner? Second largest consortium partner? All other consortium partners?   
Table 13.1.1 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Largest Consortium Partner   
Table 13.1.2 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by Country   
Table 13.1.3 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 13.1.4 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 13.2.1 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Second Largest Consortium Partner   
Table 13.2.2 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Second Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by Country   
Table 13.2.3 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Second Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 13.2.4 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s Second Largest Consortium Partner Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 13.3.1 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s All Other Consortium Partners   
Table 13.3.2 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s All Other Consortium Partners Broken out by Country   
Table 13.3.3 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s All Other Consortium Partners Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 13.3.4 About what percentage of the library’s database budget is accounted for by subscriptions obtained through the library’s All Other Consortium Partners Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
How has the rise of mobile computing impacted your library? has the library started to purchase fewer fixed workstations in favor of laptops? Or has it started to rely more on library patrons to bring their own laptops, tablet computers and smartphones to the library?  Comment and if possible provide statistics to illustrate your points.   
Table 14.1 Does the library currently offer 3D printing capabilities to library patrons?   
Table 14.2 Does the library currently offer 3D printing capabilities to library patrons? Broken out by Country:   
Table 14.3 Does the library currently offer 3D printing capabilities to library patrons? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 14.4 Does the library currently offer 3D printing capabilities to library patrons? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Does the library house or store video about your institution in an archive of any kind?  For example, if yours is an institution of higher education, does it archive video of lectures or classes? If you are a private company library do you house video archives or important company events or products?   
Table 15.1 What percentage of journal articles acquired from other institutions (when your own library does not have a journal in its collection and needs an article for a patron) come from the institutional digital repositories of other institutions, or from a digital repository consortium?   
Table 15.2 What percentage of journal articles acquired from other institutions (when your own library does not have a journal in its collection and needs an article for a patron) come from the institutional digital repositories of other institutions, or from a digital repository consortium? Broken out by Country   
Table 15.3 What percentage of journal articles acquired from other institutions (when your own library does not have a journal in its collection and needs an article for a patron) come from the institutional digital repositories of other institutions, or from a digital repository consortium? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 15.4 What percentage of journal articles acquired from other institutions (when your own library does not have a journal in its collection and needs an article for a patron) come from the institutional digital repositories of other institutions, or from a digital repository consortium? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 16.1 Which phrase best captures your personal opinion of the impact that the open access movement will have on scholarly resources and their pricing?   
Table 16.2 Which phrase best captures your personal opinion of the impact that the open access movement will have on scholarly resources and their pricing? Broken out by Country:   
Table 16.3 Which phrase best captures your personal opinion of the impact that the open access movement will have on scholarly resources and their pricing? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 16.4 Which phrase best captures your personal opinion of the impact that the open access movement will have on scholarly resources and their pricing? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 17 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in each of the following academic years: 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18? In US$   
Table 17.1.1 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16?   
Table 17.1.2 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? Broken out by Country:   
Table 17.1.3 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 17.1.4 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 17.2.1 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17?   
Table 17.2.2 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17? Broken out by Country:   
Table 17.2.3 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 17.2.4 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 17.3.1 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2017-18?   
Table 17.3.2 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2017-18? Broken out by Country:   
Table 17.3.3 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2017-18? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 17.3.4 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in 2017-18? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 18 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the following academic or fiscal years: In US$   
Table 18.1.1 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2015-16 academic or fiscal year?   
Table 18.1.2 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2015-16 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Country:   
Table 18.1.3 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2015-16 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 18.1.4 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2015-16 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 18.2.1 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2016-17 academic or fiscal year?   
Table 18.2.2 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2016-17 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Country:   
Table 18.2.3 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2016-17 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 18.2.4 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2016-17 academic or fiscal year? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 18.3.1 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2017-18 (projected) academic or fiscal year?   
Table 18.3.2 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2017-18 (projected) academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Country:   
Table 18.3.3 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2017-18 (projected) academic or fiscal year? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 18.3.4 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of electronic books (eBooks) in the 2017-18 (projected) academic or fiscal year? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 19 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in each of the following years: 2015-16 and 2016-17? In US$   
Table 19.1.1 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals 2015-16?   
Table 19.1.2 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals 2015-16? Broken out by Country:   
Table 19.1.3 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals 2015-16? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 19.1.4 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals 2015-16? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 19.2.1 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in of 2016-17?   
Table 19.2.2 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17? Broken out by Country:   
Table 19.2.3 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 19.2.4 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Comment on the changes in your journal purchasing priorities over the past three years and expected changes over the next three years.  Has spending gone up or down? Have you cancelled titles? How have you dealt with price increases? What has been the impact of open access journals?   
How has the growing number and resources of institutional digital repositories impacted your journal purchasing strategy?  Do scholars at your institution make use of the growing number of repositories? Do you maintain your own repository? Has the repository movement affected your journal purchasing strategy at all or do you expect it to in the near future?   
Table 20 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in each of the following years, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? In US$   
Table 20.1.1 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2015-16, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals?   
Table 20.1.2 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2015-16, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Country:   
Table 20.1.3 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2015-16, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 20.1.4 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2015-16, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 20.2.1 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2016-17, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals?   
Table 20.2.2 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2016-17, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Country:   
Table 20.2.3 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2016-17, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 20.2.4 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2016-17, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Table 20.3.1 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2017-18, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals?   
Table 20.3.2 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2017-18, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Country:   
Table 20.3.3 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2017-18, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by Type of parent organization   
Table 20.3.4 How much did your library spend on all database licensing in 2017-18, excluding spending on electronic versions of databases that are exclusively academic or scholarly journals? Broken out by FTE Library Staff   
Have you been able to reduce library costs in this difficult world economic environment by asking suppliers for lower prices or otherwise negotiating more effectively for products and services? Have you found less expensive alternatives for some resources? If so, how and with what kind of services have you achieved success? How great have the savings been? Can your peers benefit?   
Does your library outsource any functions -- web design or management, IT help desk, records management, invoice payment -- or other functions to freelancers, small companies or other partners in your country or in lower cost countries? If so which tasks or services does your library outsource?

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