Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Library Materials Budget
CAUL Survey (TU 15/8/97)

Updated 1 June, 1998

The results of the replies to the survey received to date are below:

What % of the total library budget is allocated to the purchase of library materials:

ADFA 30%
ANU 37.6%
NCSU 38%
NNCU 41.8%
NSCU 68.5%
NTS 40%
NU 41.55% (estimates only)
NUN 48%
NUNE 39%
NUWS 33%
NWU 40%
QUAET 45%
QGU 38.3%
QJCU 35%
QU 38%
QUT 45%
SFU 32%
SUSA 22%
TU 43%
VIT 28%
XNTU 28%

What % of the allocation is devoted to 'general materials'?

ADFA 12%
ANU 5% - electronic databases
NCSU
NNCU 18%
NSCU 33.3%
NTS 30%
NU 23.78% = monographs, 12.49% = electronic
NUN UNSW does not distinguish
NUNE not separated
NUWS N/A
NWU 42%
QUAET not differentiated
QGU 12.6% does not include monographs
QJCU 20%
QU 8% networked databases only
QUT 25%
SFU N/A subsumed into the 32%
SUSA 27%
TU 30%
VIT 25%
XNTU 14%

What % of the allocation is spent on serial subscriptions?

ADFA 56%
ANU 56.29% serials, 7.85% serial standing orders
NCSU
NNCU 50%
NSCU 57.2%
NTS 65% (guesstimate)
NU 54.59%
NUN 73% (of book vote)
NUNE 62% includes electronic databases and reference serials
NUWS 65%
NWU 54%
QUAET 60%
QGU 56.4%
QJCU 71%
QU 72%
QUT 64%
SFU 64%
SUSA 65%
TU 53%
VIT 58%
XNTU 60%

What % is allocated to processing costs?

ADFA 3%
ANU can not identify costs
NCSU
NNCU 5%
NSCU can not identify costs
NTS can not identify costs
NU 9.14%
NUN can not identify costs
NUNE can not identify costs
NUWS 6.2%
NWU 4%
QUAET can not identify costs
QGU 5%
QJCU 7%
QU 5% postage and freight only
QUT N/A
SFU 5%
SUSA 4% (binding)
TU 8%
VIT N/A
XNTU 4% of total libray budget.

Note: A number of replies stated that processing costs came from Admin budgets or could not be separated or could not be identified. I have used the same phrase "can not identify costs" for all such replies. Many thanks for your assistance.

Kaye Nesbitt
Acting University Librarian
University of Tasmania Library
Email: Kaye.Nesbitt@utas.edu.au
30 Sep 1997

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