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CAUL Statistics are produced annually from data supplied by CAUL (and CONZUL) institutions.

Statistics were originally published in 1953 in the "News Sheet of the University and College Libraries Section,  Library Association of Australia. Data were recorded in "The Red Book". CAVAL has managed the collection and compilation of the data since 1992. The data were published each year as the September supplement of Australian Academic and Research Libraries until this was discontinued in 2008.

An interactive online site was launched in 2004.  The data "for publication" includes a range of data provided by some institutions only; this data is not considered to be benchmarkable, and hence is included as optional. Since 2014, the current five years of data have been restricted to member libraries only (after logging in).

Statistical Overview - Australian And New Zealand University Libraries

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 at following.

The current five years is embargoed, but may be made available to individuals or organisations upon receipt of a completed request form.  The use of data by members and external users is subject to the following guidelines.

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

Publicly Available Statistics

The CAUL statistics include data on collections, staffing, expenditures, library services, and library and university characteristics for all Australian and New Zealand university libraries. Publicly accessible data is available on the CAUL website. The current five years is embargoed, but may be made available to individuals or organisations upon receipt of the Statistics request form.

Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 31 August 2018