Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Print in Libraries--Fast Facts

According to Constance Malpas, the next speaker:

  • 1 billion volumes in North American research libraries, 9% of US share in California
  • 70 million volumes in storage
  • 25 million volumes acquired each year
  • UC collection growth an average of 1.94% each year
  • Print redundancy across collections: Studies show varied results.

  • average holdings for serial titles in worldcat is 13
  • average holidngs for books in worldcat = 9, or a preservation horizon of 50 years at 0.999 .... and up to 40% of book titles have a single insitution holding
  • de-duplication opportunities may be less than imagined

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