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APPENDIX 5A—PROFILES OF THE SLIDE LIBRARIES

Slide Library 1

  • Parent Department: Architecture and Allied Arts Library
  • Primary Department Served: Art History and Architecture departments
  • Secondary and Other Departments Served: Fine & Applied Arts, Historic Preservation Program, the Arts & Administration Program, Theater, Journalism, Romance Language, History, English, and Classics
  • Usage Summary: (per month) 77 faculty, 15 graduate students and 26 undergraduates
  • Usage Policy: There are no restrictions on who can use and check out slides. Authorized users can visit the library after hours.
  • Staffing: Two full-time employees, a few student assistants who work a total of 80 hours a week, and two interns who work a total of 25 hours a week.
  • Collection Size: 222,000 slides with approximately 900 digital images
  • Data Gathered: The statistics that were gathered were for two quarters (January-June 1997). We gathered the number of slides re-filed. This number includes both the number of slides that actually leave the library and are returned for re-filing and the number that the users have pulled out intending to use, but did not check out.

Slide Library 3

  • Parent Department: Art History/School of Art and Design
  • Primary Department Served: Art History and the Architecture History departments
  • Secondary and Other Departments Served: Art and Architecture Design/Studio courses, and English, History and Languages departments
  • Usage Summary: (per week) 19 faculty, six-ten teaching assistants, three graduate students and four undergraduates.
  • Usage Policy: All users can use the slides within the library and check them out (undergraduates need to get permission from professors).
  • Staffing: One full-time employee, one part-time paraprofessional, and several students who work a total of 55 hours a week.
  • Collection Size: 295,000 slides in the collection, 3,839 of which are digitized and accessible through workstations in the library.
  • Data Gathered: The statistics gathered for this survey were the number of slides re-filed. It is important to note that these numbers do not reflect total circulation because there is no time limit on how long a user can keep materials. The "regular" users might check out slides and return them a year later (they are only required to bring slides back when others need them). The implication for our study is that there are slides that have been borrowed and are being used, but since they are not checked out and returned each time they are needed, the statistics do not accurately reflect total usage. However, the numbers we gathered still give us an idea of peaks and valleys of usage. This slide library is on the semester system so the statistics were gathered for the five months that span the semester (January-May 1997).

Slide Library 4

  • Parent Department: Architecture department
  • Primary Department Served: Architecture and Landscape Architecture departments
  • Secondary and Other Departments Served: City and Regional Planning, Art History, Business Administration, Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, History and Italian Studies departments
  • Usage Summary: (per week) twelve faculty, four teaching assistants, and eleven graduate students
  • Usage Policy: Undergraduates are only allowed to use the library with special permission from professors and they are not allowed to check out materials.
  • Staffing: One full-time librarian, a paraprofessional who works 30 hours a week, a part-time photographer, and seven bibliographers who work a total of 70 hours a week.
  • Collection Size: 225,000 slides. They also have a digital delivery system accessible via the Web that contains about 25,000 digital images
  • Data Gathered: Unlike the other slide libraries, the statistics gathered for this slide library were the actual number of slides that have been checked out. The number of borrowed slides does not reflect total circulation since users do not check out all the slides that they examine while in the library. The number of slides re-filed is approximately 2,500 per week. Unfortunately the re-filing figures were not gathered into a formal log so we were not able to use them for this study. The statistics gathered here were for the number of slides checked out in a semester (January-May 1997).

Slide Library 5

  • Parent Department: History of Art department
  • Primary Department Served: History of Art
  • Secondary and Other Departments Served: Classics, Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, Practices of Art, History, English, French, Comparative Literature, Architecture, Spanish & Portuguese, and East Asian Languages departments
  • Usage Summary: Ten faculty, fourteen GSI, ten graduate students, five undergraduates and three other faculty on campus
  • Usage Policy: There are no restrictions on who can use and check out slides.
  • Staffing: Three full-time employees, one employee who works time and five library assistants who work a total of 50 hours per week
  • Collection Size: 366,000 slides. They have approximately 500 digitized images.
  • Data Gathered: The statistics gathered are for the number of slides re-filed in a semester (January-May 1997).

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The Cost of Digital Image Distribution:
The Social and Economic Implications of
the Production, Distribution, and Usage of Image Data

By Howard Besser & Robert Yamashita
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Imaging/Databases/1998mellon