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Visual Arts Library Plans for the Print Materials Collection

Visual Arts Library Plans for the Print Materials Collection

This study looks at how major art, architecture and other visual arts libraries are making plans for their print materials collections, including books, journals, directories, textbooks, artists’ ephemera and artists books, photographs, prints, images, exhibition catalogs, auction catalogs and other print materials.  The study relates library plans for print vs digital giving detailed data for different subjects and information vehicles.  Data is broken out separately for museum, college and university libraries.  Some survey participants include: the Morgan Library & Museum, Avery Library of Columbia University, Clemson University, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Auckland, the Birmingham Art Museum, the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Savannah School of Art & Design, among others.  Just a few of the study’s many finding are that:   More than 27% of libraries sampled said that their library patrons are highly uncomfortable with eBooks and have many problems using them; A majority of about 55% of felt print formats should maintain its share of spending on architectural images; 4.55 percent said they believed print should increase its share of spending while 13.64 percent said they will spend about the same on print but increase their spending on digital representations of architectural images; In 2015 (the 2015-2016 academic year) spending on print materials by the libraries sampled rose by 1.6%; Fourteen of the survey participants said their overall print collections have grown over the past 5 years. 


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
PARTICIPANTS LIST
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Characteristics of the Sample
Role of Inter-Library Loan in Culling Practices
Substituting EBooks for Print Titles
Print Material Spending 2015
Print Material Spending 2016
Print Material Spending 2017
Areas of Elimination of Paper Materials
Recent Changes in Trends in Print Materials Collections
Projected Changes in Print Collections
Patrons’ Use of Collection of Prints, Drawings, Painting and Photographs
Size of Print Collection of Prints, Drawings, Painting and Photographs, 2015
Size of Print Collection Size of Print Collection of Prints, Drawings, Painting and Photographs, 2016
Size of Print Collection of Prints, Drawings, Painting and Photographs 2017
Potential for Growth: Sculpture
Potential for Growth: Painting
Potential for Growth: Architecture
Potential for Growth: Decorative Arts
Potential for Growth: Design
Potential for Growth: Prints and Paintings
Potential for Growth: Scholarly Journals
Potential for Growth: Books
Potential for Growth: Photographs
Potential for Growth: Reference Books
Potential for Growth: Exhibition Catalogs
Potential for Growth: Maps
Potential for Growth: Scrolls and Rare Books
Potential for Growth: Artist Book Collections
Potential for Growth: Auction Catalogs
Percentage of Titles Culled
Uses of Space Gained through Elimination of Print Titles
Changes in Space Use over the Past 5 Years
Art/Architecture Journals 2015
Art/Architecture Journals 2016
Art/Architecture Journals 2017
Future of Print Files of Artist’s Ephemera
Number of Print files on Artists and Other Personages Maintainied
Use of Artists’ Print Format Files
Survey of Library Patron Preferences for Print vs. Digital
Measuring Use of Different Formats
Studying the Use of Different Formats: Results
Strongest Constituency for Paper Based Materials
EBook Spending 2014
EBook Spending 2015
EBook Spending 2016
Future of Print Directory Subscriptions
Spending on Print Subscriptions to Newspapers and Magazines 2015
Spending on Print Subscriptions to Newspapers and Magazines 2016
Spending on Print Subscriptions of Newspapers and Magazines 2017
Restoring Access to Culled Print Copies
Disciplines or Subjects Resistant to Reducing Print Materials
Mistakes in Collection Development
What role has your inter-library loan capabilities and relations with consortia and other partners played in your print materials culling practices? Does the library maintain particularly vigorous print materials sharing arrangements with any other institutions?
Table 1.1 How comfortable would you say your library patrons are with the substitution of eBooks for print titles? Of the same title?
Table 1.2 How comfortable would you say your library patrons are with the substitution of eBooks for print titles? Of the same title? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 1.3 How comfortable would you say your library patrons are with the substitution of eBooks for print titles? Of the same title? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 1.4 How comfortable would you say your library patrons are with the substitution of eBooks for print titles? Of the same title? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 2 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in each of the following years: (In US $)
Table 2.1.1 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2015 (this is the 2014-15 academic year)? (In US $)
Table 2.1.2 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2015 (this is the 2014-15 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 2.1.3 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2015 (this is the 2014-15 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 2.1.4 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2015 (this is the 2014-15 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 2.2.1 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2016 (this is the 2015-16 academic year)? (In US $)
Table 2.2.2 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2016 (this is the 2015-16 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 2.2.3 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2016 (this is the 2015-16 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 2.2.4 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2016 (this is the 2015-16 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 2.3.1 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2017 (this is the 2016-17 academic year)? (In US $)
Table 2.3.2 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2017 (this is the 2016-17 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 2.3.3 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2017 (this is the 2016-17 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 2.3.4 What has been the library's total spending on print materials in 2017 (this is the 2016-17 academic year)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
In which areas has the library been most aggressive in eliminating print titles and why in these areas?
What has happened to your library's print materials collection over the past five years? If it larger than it was five years ago, in what areas has it grown? If it is smaller, in what areas has it diminished?
In your view what will happen to your library's print materials collection over the next five years? Will it become larger or smaller? If so, what areas will be most affected and why? Will spending remain the same? Increase or decrease?
Table 3.1 Which phrase best describes your library patrons use of your library's print collection of drawings, paintings, photographs and other objects of art?
Table 3.2 Which phrase best describes your library patrons use of your library's print collection of drawings, paintings, photographs and other objects of art? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 3.3 Which phrase best describes your library patrons use of your library's print collection of drawings, paintings, photographs and other objects of art? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 3.4 Which phrase best describes your library patrons use of your library's print collection of drawings, paintings, photographs and other objects of art? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 4 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art?
Table 4.1.1 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2015?
Table 4.1.2 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2015? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 4.1.3 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2015? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 4.1.4 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2015? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 4.2.1 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2016?
Table 4.2.2 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2016? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 4.2.3 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2016? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 4.2.4 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2016? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 4.3.1 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2017?
Table 4.3.2 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2017? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 4.3.3 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2017? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 4.3.4 How large is your library's print collection of photographs, drawings, prints, paintings and other objects of art in 2017? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in each of the following areas
Table 5.1.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in sculpture
Table 5.1.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in sculpture Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.1.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in sculpture Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.1.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in sculpture Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.2.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in painting
Table 5.2.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in painting Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.2.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in painting Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.2.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in painting Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.3.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in architecture
Table 5.3.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in architecture Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.3.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in architecture Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.3.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in architecture Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.4.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in decorative arts
Table 5.4.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in decorative arts Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.4.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in decorative arts Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.4.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in decorative arts Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.5.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in design
Table 5.5.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in design Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.5.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in design Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.5.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in design Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.6.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in prints and paintings
Table 5.6.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in prints and paintings Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.6.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in prints and paintings Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.6.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in prints and paintings Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.7.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scholarly journals
Table 5.7.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scholarly journals Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.7.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scholarly journals Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.7.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scholarly journals Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.8.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in books
Table 5.8.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in books Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.8.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in books Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.8.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in books Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.9.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in photographs
Table 5.9.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in photographs Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.9.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in photographs Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.9.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in photographs Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.10.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in reference books
Table 5.10.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in reference books Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.10.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in reference books Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.10.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in reference books Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.11.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in exhibition catalogs
Table 5.11.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in exhibition catalogs Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.11.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in exhibition catalogs Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.11.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in exhibition catalogs Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.12.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in maps
Table 5.12.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in maps Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.12.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in maps Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.12.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in maps Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.13.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scrolls and rare books
Table 5.13.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scrolls and rare books Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.13.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scrolls and rare books Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.13.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in scrolls and rare books Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.14.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in artist book collections
Table 5.14.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in artist book collections Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.14.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in artist book collections Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.14.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in artist book collections Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 5.15.1 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in auction catalogs
Table 5.15.2 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in auction catalogs Broken out by US and non USA
Table 5.15.3 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in auction catalogs Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 5.15.4 Rate the potential for the growth of print collections vs. digital collections in auction catalogs Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 6.1 Approximately what percentage of titles in your print book collection do you cull each year?
Table 6.2 Approximately what percentage of titles in your print book collection do you cull each year? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 6.3 Approximately what percentage of titles in your print book collection do you cull each year? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 6.4 Approximately what percentage of titles in your print book collection do you cull each year? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 7.1 If the library has reduced the size of its print collections in recent years, has this led to an increase in space that the library can use for other purposes?
Table 7.2 If the library has reduced the size of its print collections in recent years, has this led to an increase in space that the library can use for other purposes? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 7.3 If the library has reduced the size of its print collections in recent years, has this led to an increase in space that the library can use for other purposes? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 7.4 If the library has reduced the size of its print collections in recent years, has this led to an increase in space that the library can use for other purposes? Broken out by FTE librarians
If space has been freed-up over the past five years how much space and how is this space now being deployed?
Table 8 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in each of the following years (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats)
Table 8.1.1 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2015 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats)
Table 8.1.2 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2015 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 8.1.3 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2015 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 8.1.4 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2015 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 8.2.1 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2016 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats)
Table 8.2.2 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2016 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 8.2.3 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2016 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 8.2.4 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2016 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 8.3.1 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2017 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats)
Table 8.3.2 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2017 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 8.3.3 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2017 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 8.3.4 How many subscriptions to print forms of art/architecture journals in print formats has the library maintained in 2017 (include journals available in both print and joint print/online formats) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 9.1 Does the library maintain print files of ephemera on individual artists that include items such as news clips, artists notebooks, correspondence, personal papers, auction and gallery catalogs and other information on particular artists?
Table 9.2 Does the library maintain print files of ephemera on individual artists that include items such as news clips, artists notebooks, correspondence, personal papers, auction and gallery catalogs and other information on particular artists? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 9.3 Does the library maintain print files of ephemera on individual artists that include items such as news clips, artists notebooks, correspondence, personal papers, auction and gallery catalogs and other information on particular artists? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 9.4 Does the library maintain print files of ephemera on individual artists that include items such as news clips, artists notebooks, correspondence, personal papers, auction and gallery catalogs and other information on particular artists? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 10.1 If so how on how many individual artists and other personages does the library maintain files for?
Table 10.2 If so how on how many individual artists and other personages does the library maintain files for? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 10.3 If so how on how many individual artists and other personages does the library maintain files for? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 10.4 If so how on how many individual artists and other personages does the library maintain files for? Broken out by FTE librarians
What is the future of these artists’ files in print format? Are they used as much as they have been in the past? Have they been digitized? Are such plans in the works?
Table 11.1 Has the library surveyed its patrons on their preferences for print vs. digital resources as a prelude to decision making on reducing the size of print collections?
Table 11.2 Has the library surveyed its patrons on their preferences for print vs. digital resources as a prelude to decision making on reducing the size of print collections? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 11.3 Has the library surveyed its patrons on their preferences for print vs. digital resources as a prelude to decision making on reducing the size of print collections? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 11.4 Has the library surveyed its patrons on their preferences for print vs. digital resources as a prelude to decision making on reducing the size of print collections? Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 12.1 Has your library measured use of print versions and digital versions when it maintains access to both forms of a particular resource?
Table 12.2 Has your library measured use of print versions and digital versions when it maintains access to both forms of a particular resource? Broken out by US and non USA
Table 12.3 Has your library measured use of print versions and digital versions when it maintains access to both forms of a particular resource? Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 12.4 Has your library measured use of print versions and digital versions when it maintains access to both forms of a particular resource? Broken out by FTE librarians
If you have studied the use of print and digital forms of the same resource, what have you learned and how have your studies informed your collection decision making?
Among your library end users what is the strongest constituency for print materials?
Table 13 What was your spending on eBooks in each of the following years? (In US $)
Table 13.1.1 What was your spending on eBooks in 2014? (In US $)
Table 13.1.2 What was your spending on eBooks in 2014? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 13.1.3 What was your spending on eBooks in 2014? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 13.1.4 What was your spending on eBooks in 2014? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 13.2.1 What was your spending on eBooks in 2015? (In US $)
Table 13.2.2 What was your spending on eBooks in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 13.2.3 What was your spending on eBooks in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 13.2.4 What was your spending on eBooks in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 13.3.1 What was your spending on eBooks in 2016? (In US $)
Table 13.3.2 What was your spending on eBooks in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 13.3.3 What was your spending on eBooks in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 13.3.4 What was your spending on eBooks in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
What are the library's future plans for its print directory subscriptions?
Table 14 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in each of the following years? (In US $)
Table 14.1.1 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2015? (In US $)
Table 14.1.2 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 14.1.3 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 14.1.4 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 14.2.1 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2016? (In US $)
Table 14.2.2 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 14.2.3 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 14.2.4 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Table 14.3.1 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 14.3.2 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by US and non USA
Table 14.3.3 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of Institution
Table 14.3.4 How much has the library spent on print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that are not research or professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE librarians
Mention some incidents, if any, in which the library was forced to back track and restore access to print copies of materials that had been culled in printed form.
Are particular disciplines or subjects in your view particularly resistant to the culling of, or reduced purchasing of print materials? If so which ones?
What is the greatest mistake that the library has made in its print materials collection development decision making in recent years?

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