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Title:  Academic Libraries: 2004
Description: The selected findings and tables in this report, based on the 2004 Academic Libraries Survey, summarize services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report includes a number of key findings: During fiscal year (FY) 2004, there were 155.1 million circulation transactions from academic libraries’ general collection. During a typical week in the fall of 2004, 1.4 million academic library reference transactions were conducted, including computer searches. The nation’s 3,700 academic libraries held 982.6 million books; serial backfiles; and other paper materials, including government documents at the end of FY 2004. Academic libraries spent $2.2 billion on information resources during FY 2004.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2006
Web Release: November 14, 2006
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2007301
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Holton, B., Vaden, K., and O’Shea P.
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Library Statistics Program (Lib)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Tai A. Phan.
 
 
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