Statistical Overview - Australian And New Zealand University Libraries Thursday, 8 October 2015

This aggregated data for Australian and New Zealand university libraries is made available to provide a high-level overview of key statistics.

A complete set of CAUL/CONZUL statistics includes data on collections, staffing, expenditures, library services, and library and university characteristics for all Australian and New Zealand university libraries and is publicly available on the CAUL website.

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Updated 8 October 2015

CAUL

CONZUL

 

2014

2014

EXPENDITURE

 

 

Total Library Expenditure

 $  698,525,399

 $  128,555,153

Total Expenditure on Salaries

 $  349,976,845

 $    52,395,799

Percentage Expenditure on Salaries

50%

41%

Total Expenditure on Information Resources

 $  297,905,101

 $    65,871,167

Percentage Expenditure on Information Resources

43%

51%

Average Information Resources Expenditure per Population Member

$283

$434

INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

 

Total Non-serial Titles (books, monographs, etc.)

        14,650,975

          3,268,495

Total eBooks

        13,881,798

          2,913,024

Percentage eBooks cf all books

95%

89%

Total Current Serial Titles (all formats)

          2,970,493

              642,900

Total eJournal Titles

          2,976,287

              628,322

Percentage eJournals of Serial Titles

100%

98%

LIBRARY USAGE

 

 

Total Items Borrowed

        11,783,856

          2,121,966

Average library opening hours per week

                        85

                        91

Total Reference/research transactions

              980,146

              114,590

Total attendance at InfoLit tutorials

              541,762

                87,428

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

 

 

Total Full-text Items in Institutional Repositories

              647,258

                48,616

Total Full-text Items that are Open Access

              334,951

                36,540

Percentage Full-text items that are Open Access

52%

75%

Items accessed

        32,486,922

          7,250,329

POPULATION

 

 

Total University Population (FTE)

          1,053,219

              151,777

Total Library Staff (FTE)

                  3,792

                      850

Library Staff per 100 Population Members

                     0.36

                     0.56