Quotas are used as informal benchmarks for ReCAP accessions. Each partner library agrees on an overall number of accessions per year; ReCAP sets staffing levels accordingly. The overall quota for CUL has varied from year to year.
CUL's quota is subdivided by department library. Each department is typically allocated enough quota for collection growth offset and current space needs. These figures are informal and are subject to change. Departments may not transfer collections every year. Conversely, renovation or other space needs may increase department quotas temporarily.
In FY14 the total allocated quota for Columbia is 250,000 items. A department-level breakdown is not availble for the time being.
Due to budget constraints resulting from the economic slowdown, construction of the new module was delayed. It necessitated a significant reduction of CUL's overall quota to 175,000 items from FY11-FY13. During that time, there was no department-level breakdown of the overall quota.
Monthly transfers to ReCAP had been limited to 2 truckloads of print material, 1 truckload of non-print material and all new acquisitions via BSP (13,332 items total). Statistics on monthly totals can be found on the ReCAP statistics website.
See below for quotas from previous fiscal years. More data is available at CUL's ReCAP Data Center.