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Survey of Academic Library Leadership: Trends in Sharing Costs of Specialised Content & Services with Academic Departments

  • ID: 4745832
  • Report
  • 42 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The report looks closely at the extent and kinds of cooperative arrangements between academic libraries and academic departments to pay for specialized resources and services.  The study gives data on the frequency of such arrangements, which resources that they help to pay for, and what percentage of library resource spending is accounted for by such arrangements.  The study also describes the nature of these deals, including the “split” on expenses, the share typically paid for by the library and the share paid for by the academic departments.  

Data in the report is broken out by many different institutional and personal characteristics of the survey participants including size, type, public/private status and tuition level of the institutions, and age and gender of the individuals participating in the survey.

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

  • More than 56% of the research library institutions in the sample share costs of some resources or services with academic departments.
  • Use of shared expenses agreements was much greater outside of the USA than in the USA.
  • The most frequently mentioned partners for cost sharing agreements were business and management departments.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   
PARTICIPANTS LIST   
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAMPLE   
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Percentage of Academic Libraries Sharing Content Costs with Mon-Library Academic or Administrative Departments   
Percentage of Academic Libraries that Share the Costs of Certain Library Services with Non-Library Academic or Administrative Departments   
The Economics of the Cost Sharing Arrangements Between the Academic Library and Non-Library Academic & Administrative Departments   
Examples of Academic Library-Academic/Administrative Cost Sharing Arrangements for Provision of Library Services   
DATA AND COMMENTARY  

List of Tables 
Table 1.1 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments?   
Table 1.2 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Table 1.3 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Table 1.4 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 1.5 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by tuition, $   
Table 1.6 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university   
Table 1.7 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 1.8 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by what is your annual salary range (in US$)?   
Specific Cost Sharing Arrangements and What the Money is Spent On   
In general what has been the split on costs on some of the more important of these arrangements? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Table 2.1 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants)   
Table 2.2 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Table 2.3 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Table 2.4 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.5 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by tuition, $   
Table 2.6 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university   
Table 2.7 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 2.8 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by what is your annual salary range (in US$)?   
Table 3.1 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services)   
Table 3.2 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Table 3.3 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Table 3.4 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by enrollment   
Table 3.5 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by tuition, $   
Table 3.6 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university   
Table 3.7 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.8 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by what is your annual salary range (in US$)?   
 
List of Charts
Chart 1.1 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments?   
Chart 1.2 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Chart 1.3 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Chart 1.4 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by enrollment   
Chart 1.5 Does your library share the cost of any databases or other materials with particular academic or administrative departments? Broken out by tuition, $   
Chart 2.1 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants)   
Chart 2.2 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Chart 2.3 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university   
Chart 2.4 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by enrollment   
Chart 2.5 About what percentage of total library materials purchases would you say are funded by academic departments or other departments outside of the library? (Exclude endowments and grants) Broken out by tuition, $   
Chart 3.1 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services)   
Chart 3.2 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out for public and private colleges/universities   
Chart 3.3 Do you have any such arrangements for outside departments to partially or full pay for specialized support services supplied by the library? (for example, payments for librarians to train on highly subject-specific databases or other forms of highly specialized, field-specific training or services) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the college/university

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