Development of Collections

Library Collection Statistics

TABLE 1: TOTAL STOCK (accessioned volumes)
Library Stock 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Books & pamphlets 113,510 112,317
Serials 181,267 182,443
     
Total 294,777 294,760
     
Non-book material total 16,011 16,011
     
Overall total stock 310,788 310,771

(*Non-book material is converted to volume equivalents on the basis used by the American Association of Law Schools for law library statistics: 1 roll microfilm = 5 vols., 6 microfiches = 1 vol., 1 cassette = 1 vol.)

TABLE 2: ANNUAL RATE OF ACQUISITION (accessioned volumes)
BOOKS & PAMPHLETS 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
By purchase 1,197 1,372
By gift 347 350
By exchange    
     
Total acquired 1,544 1,772
     
Withdrawals 351 143
     
Net book additions 1,193 1,579
 
SERIALS
By purchase 1,198 1,703
By gift 88 111
By exchange 0 1
     
Total acquired 1,286 1,815
     
Withdrawals 2,462 47
     
Net serial additions 1,176* 1,768
*The Library withdrew volumes of low use US law reviews available in HeinOnline.
 
BOOKS AND SERIALS COMBINED
Total volumes acquired 2,830 3,537
Total withdrawals 2,813 190
     
Total net additions 17 3,347
TABLE 3: CURRENT SERIAL TITLES
CURRENT SERIAL TITLES 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Titles added 4 0
Titles cancelled or ceased 52 25
Net additions -48 -25
No. of titles duplicated 49 50
Periodical titles 2,602 2,650
Book serial titles 182 189
     
Total current serial titles  2,784 2,839
TABLE 4: CURRENT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (each may incorporate several thousand titles)
CURRENT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Electronic databases 10 9
Electronic journals collections 258 295
Electronic recurrent books 1,275 1,104
Electronic primary resources 63 56
     
CD-ROM titles    
Stand alone 113 110
Networked 2 4
     
Total CD-ROMs 115 114
     
Total DVDs  14 14
TABLE 5: ARCHIVES
ARCHIVES 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Metres of Archives 127 117
TABLE 6: CATALOGUING
CATALOGUING 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
New records 1,723 2,004*
Records edited 4,012 4,707
Original cataloguing 382 243
     
 * (includes 861 records imported from LLMC digital)
TABLE 7: BINDING
BINDING Volumes (Covers if different) 2014‑2015 2013‑2014
Books & pamphlets 13 24
Serials    
     
Total 289 (435) 403 (460)

 

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