Administration Statistics

Notes

CUL and ReCAP track statistics separately.  The primary data sets are similar but include important differences.  Please contact the ReCAP Coordinator for assistance with data analysis.

Department-level and parameter-specific analysis can only be done with the CUL data set.

Gross activity and cost-sharing calculations must be done with the ReCAP data set.

Data

Definition of terms

Accession : Collections that have been transfered to the ReCAP facility

Request : Collections requested by CUL patrons or staff for delivery to campus (unique to CUL data set)

Retrieval : Items removed from the shelf by ReCAP staff (unique to ReCAP data set)

Delivery : Items physically delivered to campus locations

EDD : Requests for electronic article or book chapter scans

Request Rate : Percentage of collections requested per year

Primary Statistics

  Accession Request EDD
FY02 455,658 2,147 169
FY03 793,307 14,734 391
FY04 544,310 27,163 1,745
FY05 315,648 36,342 1,965
FY06 300,710 43,707 2,775
FY07 323,142 50,815 2,523
FY08 270,447 60,745 2,335
FY09 376,037 70,621 4,462
FY10 252,247 73,297 6,588
FY11
196,760 73,465 5,337
FY12 179,984 74,698 4,482
FY13 218,125 75,545 3,545
Total 4,226,375 603,279 36,272

Note : ReCAP facility's total accessions 4,244,524 include permanent withdrawals.  CUL's statistics do not track these.  From FY02-FY13 there were 18,529 withdrawals.

Request Rate = 1.94%

Department Statistics (through FY13)

  Accession Request
Avery 271,030 68,413
Biology
54,919
7,385
Chemistry
48,637 3,927
Engineering 170,572 17,098
Geology/Geoscience 52,463 3,150
Mathematics 1,706 84
Physics 44,977 4,305
Psychology 28,734 5,961
Science 61,604 9,273
Sub-total Sciences 463,612 51,183
Burke
168,820 18,226
Business
248,614 29,803
Butler
1,448,029 211,685
East Asian
538,833 74,978
Journalism
1,213 685
Lehman
269,910 36,257
Music
105,926
19,134
RBML
173,727
47,503
Social Work
41,359
11,008
Health Sciences 204,618 21,283
Law 290,684 13,121
TOTAL 4,226,375
603,279

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ReCAP User Inquiry Alias
recap@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

ReCAP Coordinator
Zack Lane
(212) 851-5621
zl2114@columbia.edu