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ARL: A Bimonthly Report
ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 234 (June 2004)

Serial and Monograph Costs and Quantities in ARL Libraries, 1986-2003

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Median Values for Time-Series Trends

Year

Serial Unit Cost

Serial Expenditures

Monograph Unit Cost

Monograph Expenditures

Serials Purchased

Non- purchased Serials Received

Monographs Purchased

(No. of Libraries)

(37)

(102)

(60)

(98)

(37)

(37)

(60)

1986

$89.77

$1,496,775

$28.99

$1,118,931

15,919

3,319

32,679

1987

$105.68

$1,769,960

$31.90

$1,060,754

16,518

3,508

26,240

1988

$117.25

$1,947,559

$36.05

$1,109,845

16,038

3,460

25,238

1989

$128.71

$2,113,976

$38.43

$1,093,858

16,015

3,406

27,082

1990

$134.09

$2,296,910

$40.58

$1,329,950

16,182

4,648

27,546

1991

$152.43

$2,548,687

$42.32

$1,396,566

16,149

4,743

27,524

1992

$173.67

$2,620,832

$43.87

$1,348,786

15,846

5,308

26,344

1993

$188.29

$2,918,569

$42.76

$1,284,116

15,463

5,211

25,188

1994

$200.85

$2,912,495

$44.51

$1,282,569

15,583

5,866

25,341

1995

$214.42

$3,131,033

$44.70

$1,365,046

14,540

6,173

25,707

1996

$222.89

$3,389,118

$46.61

$1,437,028

15,069

6,104

25,911

1997

$249.97

$3,642,541

$46.33

$1,457,789

15,297

5,764

28,576

1998

$245.05

$3,816,497

$47.15

$1,486,436

14,201

7,669

24,447

1999

$269.98

$4,095,934

$47.40

$1,496,687

14,303

6,565

24,355

2000

$303.19

$4,430,812

$47.58

$1,645,248

14,772

8,244

27,469

2001

$282.54

$4,660,349

$48.20

$1,848,622

13,806

8,338

29,989

2002

$296.50

$4,939,225

$50.26

$1,806,964

17,673

8,979

31,079

2003

$283.08

$5,392,007

$52.75

$1,858,280

18,142

8,873

32,649

Average annual percentage change

7.0%

7.8%

3.6%

3.0%

0.8%

6.0%

0.0%

Source: Martha Kyrillidou and Mark Young, ARL Statistics 2002-03 (Washington, DC:  Association of Research Libraries, forthcoming in 2004).