Statistics 2016

Library at a glance

Further information is contained in the Library's Annual Report 2016.

All percentages refer to change compared with the previous year.

Collections

Total collections
4,418,894 +4.96%

Print
3,101,508 -0.001%

Electronic
1,317,386 +18.82%

  • Electronic monographs
    1,199,150 + 19.72%
  • Electronic serials
    116,322 + 10.40%
  • Electronic databases
    1,914 + 11.93%

Loans & Enquiries

Total loans and renewals
806,181 -11.64%

Turnaround times for all copy requests from Monash users improved by 15% after joining the RapidILL consortium, a global resource sharing network

By telephone
7,975 -13.87%

ask.monash email
1,351 +7.39%

ask.monash FAQs accessed
13,423 -4.75%

Online Access

Library-managed e-resources access
9,906,660 +14.67%

Library-created eLearning resources

  • 7 core skill development online tutorials -- 212,733 views
  • 159 Library Guides -- 4,876,430 views
  • 174 YouTube videos -- 39,006 views, 69,265 minutes watch time
  • 214 eLearning objects, 39 created/updated in 2016, 8,165 views
  • 46 Library-owned Moodle courses for student learning, 13 created in 2016, 74,223 views
  • Lectures Online streams, M4V and MP3 downloads
    4,351,734 +13.89%

Research Repository access
2,653,063 +115.30%

Information Research and Learning skills

Total teaching program sessions
1,460 -7.07%

New eLearning resources were developed for 9% of these programs.  

49,221 participants -17.38%

These decreases reflect the Library’s deliberate, strategic move to more blended and online approaches to teaching and learning, in alignment with the Better Teaching, Better Learning Agenda.

2,329 staff contact hours -1.44%

6,397 enquiries at the Library Research and Learning service points +0.39%

Library Engagement Impacting Curriculum

86 projects/initiatives -41.50%

A more holistic approach to curriculum design activities, including assessment task reviews, alongside face-to-face teaching and eLearning resources development, has resulted in fewer activities recorded separately as projects or initiatives. The decrease also reflects an intensive focus on content development for Research and Learning Online.

New eLearning resources were developed for 49% of these projects/initiatives.

87% of projects informed by the Research Skill Development Framework.