Statistics 2017

Library at a glance

Further information is contained in the Library's Annual Report 2017.

All percentages refer to change compared with the previous year.

Collections

Total collections
4,478,217 +1.3%

Print
3,058,993 -1.4%

Electronic
1,419,224 +7.7%

  • Electronic books
    1,297,708 + 8.2%
  • Electronic serials
    119,337 + 2.6%
  • Electronic databases
    2,197 + 13.8%

Loans & Enquiries

Total loans and renewals
717,233 -10.5%

in 2016, turnaround times for all copy requests from Monash users improved by 15% after joining the RapidILL consortium, a global resource sharing network

By telephone
7,696 -3.5%

ask.monash email
1,567 +16.0%

ask.monash FAQs accessed
15,401* +14.7%
*excludes Q4 due to system change.

Online Access

Library-managed e-resources access
9,473,090*

* YOY comparative % unavailable as the data extraction method changed in 2017

Library-created eLearning resources

  • 140 Library Guides -- 6,012,852 views
  • 251 YouTube videos -- 52,776 views, 98,324 minutes watch time
  • 242 eLearning objects, 32 created/updated in 2017, 10,065 views
  • 33 Library-owned Moodle courses for student learning, 4 created in 2017, 107,428 views

Research and learning online

  • 495,070 pages viewed
  • 10 Core skills development online tutorials - 129,615 views
  • Citing and referencing - 710706 views
  • Academic integrity - 45,395 views

Learning capture

1, 429,982  views of recorded lectures

Research Repository

  • 677,328 Monash.Figshare views
  • 78,273 Monash.Figshare downloads

Research and Learning skills

Total skill development program sessions
1,593, with 35,041 participants  

New eLearning resources were developed for 11% of these programs.  

Online learning continues to be a significant proportion of how Library staff teach and how students engage with us.

52% of the Library's 149 skill development eLearning resources were provided in-curriculum.

Programs, resources and activities are underpinned by the Research Skills Development framework as the major pedagogical tool.

5,569 enquiries at the Library Research and Learning service points -12.9%

The reduction in drop-in sessions represents greater alignment in-curriculum as students experience more comprehensive, contextualised skills development and access to embedded eLearning modules. 1;1 consultations continue to be a significant component or engagement with researchers and HDR students. 1,282 were conducted in 2017.

Library Engagement Impacting Curriculum

31 projects/initiatives

New eLearning resources were developed for 45% of these projects / initiatives.

10 course review submissions were competed for the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and eEconomics, and Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.