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Library Assessment Report 2012-2013: Introduction

Oregon State University Libraries and Press - Assessment Report The report covers July 2012-June 2013

Introduction

Library Assessment Report 2012-2013

Prepared by:

Rick Stoddart  - Assessment Librarian

On behalf of:

Oregon State University Libraries and Press

The report covers July 2012-June 2013

OSU Libraries and Press

The OSU Libraries and Press

The OSU Libraries and Press serve 26,393 students and 1345 instructional faculty[i] with library resources, research collections, and learning spaces.  The OSU Libraries holds 1,707,949 titles including 51,369 eBooks[ii], over 1,100 archival collections, and provides access to over 300 research online databases

In 2012-2013, the Valley Library saw 425,436 visitors and circulated 258,701 items[iii].  The library had 28,100 reference questions and held 410 instruction sessions and workshops for over 9,117 students, faculty, and staff. Library research databases saw 2,997,634 searches and delivered 1,428,653 full-text article requests to patrons[iv].

The OSU Press published 18 books and held 150 author events.

The Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) consists of:

·      The Valley Library on the main OSU campus

·      The Marilyn Potts Guin Library at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

·      The OSU Cascades Library as part of the shared Central Oregon Community College campus in Bend, Oregon

·      The Oregon State University Press

The OSU Libraries and Press is made up of these departments:

·      Library Administration Management & Planning (LAMP)

·      Center for Digital Scholarship and Services (CDSS)

·      Teaching and Engagement Department (TED)

·      Emerging Technologies and Services (ETS)

·      Collection and Resource Sharing Department (CRSD)

·      Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC)

·      Guin Library / Cascades Campus

·      OSU Press



[ii] 2012-2013 ACRL Statistics for OSU Libraries

[iv] 2012-2013 ACRL Statistics for OSU Libraries

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