Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Statistics
CAUL On-Line Statistics Site
(for interactive input/download from 2004)
Updated 23 June, 2010
CAUL Statistics are produced annually from data supplied by CAUL (and CONZUL) institutions. 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.
CAVAL proposal for collection and hosting of CAUL Statistics 2009-2013 (7/11/08)
Previous CAVAL proposal 2004-2008 (1/9/04)

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".

Current data is available both on the interactive online site, since 2004, and in spreadsheet form, available below.  The data "for publication" excludes a range of data provided by some institutions only; this data is not considered to be benchmarkable, and hence is included as optional.

Review of CAUL Statistics 2010  (19/2/10)
Blog for communication about the CAUL Statistics Review (19/2/10)

See also
CAUL Statistics Focus Group - Terms of Reference
Key contact personnel from CAUL & CONZUL institutions (3/4/07)
A series of snapshots of the size and nature of recent economic investment in library and information infrastructure,  by CAUL (August, 2000)
Next Generation Statistics for Libraries - CAUL Forum held Monday 20 January 2003.
Statistics Supplied by Dataowners of Products Offered Through CEIRC (QULOC, 1/9/03)

Australian Higher Education Statistics
International collections of statistics

CAUL On-Line Statistics Site (for interactive input/download from 2004)
CAUL Online Statistics - Enhancements (5/9/06)
New Zealand University Library statistics - CONZUL (2/6/09)
 

2008 Statistics
   Full data set (27/11/09, updated 23/6/10)
   2008 data available from On-Line Site  (interim 21/7/08, updated 27/11/09) 
   CAUL Statistics 2008: CAVAL report on collection  (27/11/09)
   ULA Statistics Reports (summaries) (14/12/09)
   ULA Reports - Full data from universities  (14/12/09)

2007 Statistics
   Full data set (20/10/08, updated 21/7/09)
   2007 data available from On-Line Site (27/8/08)
   CAUL Statistics 2007: CAVAL report on collection (20/10/08)
   ULA Statistics Reports (summaries) (20/10/08)
   ULA Reports - Full data from universities (20/10/08)

2006 Statistics
   Full data set (29/10/07, updated 23/7/08)
   2006 data available from On-Line Site (28/8/07)
   CAUL Statistics 2006: CAVAL report on collection (6/9/07)
   ULA Statistics Reports (summaries) (3/5/08, updated 19/5/09)
   ULA Reports - Full data from universities (3/5/08, updated 19/5/09)

2005 Statistics
   Full data set (updated 18/7/07)
   Data for publication in AARL (15/12/06)
   Rankings table for selected ratios (15/12/06)
   Commentary on data collection (15/12/06)
   Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list & collection form 2005
  ULA Statistics Reports (summaries) (31/8/06)
  ULA Reports - Full data from universities (31/8/06)

2004 Statistics
   Full data set (26 October, 2005, revised 22/6/07)
   Data for publication in AARL
   Rankings table for selected ratios (Revised 5/12/05)
   Commentary on data collection
   Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list & collection form 2004

2003 Statistics
   Full data set (3 September, 2004, revised 18/8/06)
   Data for publication in AARL
   Rankings table for selected ratios 
   Commentary on data collection
  Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list & collection form 2003

2002 Statistics
  Full data set (revised 3 September 2004)
  Data for publication in AARL
  Rankings table for selected ratios (revised 26 November 2003)
  Commentary on data collection
  Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list & collection form 2002

2001 Statistics
  Full data set (revised 3 September  2004)
  Data for publication in AARL
  Rankings table for selected ratios
  Commentary on data collection
  Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list 2001 (24/5/02) 

2000 Statistics
   Full data set (Revised 3 September 2004)
   Data for publication in AARL
   Rankings table for selected ratios. 
   Commentary on data collection.
   Instructions for completing the statistical return
  "Deeming" list (Revised 12/6/01)

1999 Statistics 
   Full data set (Revised 3 September, 2004)
   Data for publication in AARL (Revised 3 July 2001)
   Rankings table for selected ratios. 
   Commentary on data collection.
   Instructions for completing the statistical return

 

1998 Statistics
   Full data set  (last updated 9 Oct 2000)
   Data for publication in AARL. 
   Rankings table for selected ratios. 

1997 Statistics 
    Full data set (Revised 3 July 2001)
    Data for publication in AARL. 
    Rankings table for selected ratios.

1996 Statistics 
    Full data set (last updated 20 Jun 2001)
    Data for publication in AARL (Updated 19 June 2001)
    Rankings table for selected ratios. 

Pre-1996 Statistics.

Statistics from earlier years will become available from this site 
as they are converted from their current formats. 
The following are now available as Excel files. 

1995 Statistics (last updated 9 Oct 2000)

1994 Statistics (last updated 9 Oct 2000)

1993 Statistics (last updated 9 Oct 2000)

1992 Statistics

1991 Statistics

1990 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1989 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1988 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1987 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1986 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1985 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1984 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries

1983 Statistics (Updated 23 January 2002)
  University Libraries
  College Libraries
 

Australian Higher Education Statistics

Higher Education Statistics Collections  (Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training)  (AU)
Students 2007 [full year]: selected higher education statistics (14/8/08)
This series - 'Students: Selected Higher Education Statistics' - contains statistics relating to students enrolled in higher education courses in each Australian Higher Education Provider. Data in each publication is reported in numbers and Equivalent Full-time Student Load (EFTSL).
Students 2006 [full year]: selected higher education statistics. This series - 'Students: Selected Higher Education Statistics' - contains statistics relating to students enrolled in higher education courses in each Australian Higher Education Provider. Data in each publication is reported in numbers and Equivalent Full-time Student Load (EFTSL).  Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). (25/10/07)
Students 2005 (Full Year): Selected Higher Education Statistics publication (14/9/06)
Students 2004: Selected Higher Education Statistics.  Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
All student load (EFTSU/FTE), 2003 and 2004
Summary of Student Load (EFTSU), 2001 and 2002 (a)
ABS National Centre for Education and Training Statistics (NCETS). Australian Bureau of Statistics (AU)
Group of Eight.  Benchmarking & Statistics (27/8/08)

International Collections of Statistics

Association of Research Libraries (USA and Canada)
CARL Statistics. Canadian Association of Research Libraries
SCONUL Statistics. SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) (UK)
Lib-Stats hosts information useful for the analysis of usage statistics in academic (and other) libraries.   Current issues are debated on the lib-stats mailing list. Hosted by Newcastle University Library (UK)
IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section.
    Online Statistical Resources, prepared by the Statistics Section of IFLA.

COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) - multi-agency project whose objective is to develop a single, internationally accepted, extendible Code of Practice that will allow the usage of online information products and services to be measured more consistently.

  • COUNTER Vendor Auditing Standards and Procedures.  COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources)
  • Draft Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works (published for comments in January 2005, for comment until December 2005, to be published January 2006) COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources)
  • Member Bulletin, March 2008 (21/3/08)
  • NISO Z39.7-2002 Draft Standard for Trial Use Information Services and Use: Metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers--Data Dictionary. Status: Released for trial use: July 26, 2002-July 31, 2003. National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Created by NISO Standards Committee AY: Library Statistics.
    The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol standard has been approved by ANSI as an American National Standard and given the designation of ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007.
        ANSI/NISO Z39.93 -2007. ISBN: 978-1-880124-70-3    ANSI Approval Date: 29 October 2007

    University Library Spending on Books, Journals and Electronic Resources: 2004: a report for the Council of Professional and Academic Publishers by Peter Sowden.  The Publishers Association (UK)
    Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web-Based Resources (April 1998) Developed by JSTOR Web Statistics Task Force.  (US)
    Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web-Based Indexed, Abstracted, and Full Text Resources.  International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC)  (November 1998) (US)
    Digest of  Education Statistics.  National Center for Education Statistics. (US)
    LibEcon2000 -  a project funded by DG13 of the European Commission within the Telematics Applications Programme. The project uses internet communications to develop a continuously updated database of statistics about library activities and associated costs in the context of their national economies.  (EU)
    The Library & Information Statistics Unit (LISU). University of Loughborough (UK)
    Statistics in practice - measuring and managing. Edited by Claire Creaser.  LISU Occasional Paper No. 32 Papers from an international array of specialist contributors to the IFLA Satellite Conference, held at Loughborough University in August 2002.  ISBN 1 901786 52 8  (UK)

    Next Generation Statistics for Libraries - CAUL Forum held Monday 20 January 2003.
    Presentations by:
    Derek Whitehead, Director, Information Resources, Swinburne University of Technology & Chair, CAUL Statistics Focus Group - Cheap, Useful, Fairly Valid Next Generation Statistics
    Mary E. Jackson, Senior Program Officer for Access Services, Association of Research Libraries (US) -  The ARL E-Metrics Project
    Derek Whitehead (on behalf of COUNTER) -  The COUNTER Code of Practice -Release 1
    Isobel Mosley, Information and Learning Centre Manager and University Librarian, Lincoln University (NZ) -  E-Metrics:  Which Ones?

    CEIRC forum on usage statistics for e-resources (Sydney, 31 August 2007) - Program & Presentations


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