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Course Reserve Statistics by Fiscal Year

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Course Reserves are experiencing an interesting trend: while nationally, most libraries are exies are reporting that the demand for course reserve items is decreasing, particularly for physical items on reserve, UF is actually experiencing an increased amount of course reserve requests, particularly in the area of physical copies placed on reserve.

Fiscal Year 2009

Semester Total Requests Filled Hard Copy Requests Electronic Reserve Requests
Summer 2008 1160 326 834
Fall 2008 6098 2109 3989
Spring 2009 6082 2223 3859
Total 11340 4658 8682

 

Fiscal Year 2010

Semester Total Requests Filled Hard Copy Requests Electronic Reserve Requests
Summer 2009 1214 289 925
Fall 2009 6254 2171 4083
Spring 2010 3045 2175 3870
Totals 13513 4635 8878
% Change* +1.31%

-.49%

+2.26%

*from previous year

Fiscal Year 2011

Semester Total Requests Filled Hard Copy Requests Electronic Reserve Requests
Summer 2010 1498 378 1120
Fall 2010 6957 2663 4294
Spring 2011 5898 2119 3779
Total 14353 5160 3779
% Change* +6.22% +11.33% +3.55%

*from previous year

Fiscal Year 2012

Semester Total Requests Filled Hard Copy Requests Electronic Reserve Requests
Summer 2011 1269 375 1120
Fall 2011 7741 3055 4686
Spring 2012 6756 2895 3861
Total 15766 6325 9441
% Change* +9.84% +22.28% 2.69%

*from previous year

Overall Usage by Month, 2010-2012

This chart shows the number of unique log-ins to the Ares Course Reserve system by UF students across the last few years. Please note that this does not reflect checkout of physical copies of books; it is simply one indicator of how often UF students are logging into Ares for course reserve information

it appears that after a slight dip in 2011, there is a slightly increased usage of the course reserve system, particularly in the Fall semester.