Statistics for Serials/Periodicals Michele Crump and Cecilia Botero 09 Jun 1992 17:45 UTC
The University of Florida is re-examining the way we gather statistics for serials/periodicals and would appreciate some input from other libraries about how they collect statistics. UF makes a distinction between serials and periodicals, counting all serials and ONLY bound periodicals as physical volumes added to the collection. Because budget cuts have caused us to decrease binding activities, we know our ARL reported count does not include the unbound periodicals added to the collection. How are other libraries counting their serials/periodicals for ARL statistics? Is there a formula for translating issues received into physical volumes added to the collection? We welcome your help.