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2015 LORI Standards Certification Summary

New in 2015

In keeping with the terminology employed in the new LORI Standards, OLIS will now use the term requesting not borrowing and supplying not lending for 2014 statistics and thereafter.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center Library ranked number 3 for supplying the most items to out-of-state libraries. It was followed closely by the Rhode Island Hospital Library which ranked number 4 in the same area. The libraries’ efforts in making their electronic resources available through DOCLINE was mostly responsible for their rise in the ranking. The Brown University Library and the URI Library remained in the number 1 and 2 positions respectively for out-of-state supplying.

The top training program that LORI libraries offered to their patrons was in e-book access and use. 98 libraries offered such training, a 30% increase from 2014.

176 libraries provide a wireless network inside the library, a 10% increase from 2014.

LORI Libraries FY2014 Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Statistics

Collectively, LORI libraries requested 1,185,019 items and supplied 1,228,081 items to and from other library facilities. Most in-state ILL activities took place between public libraries. The top three in-state requestors were Cranston Public Library, Providence Community Library, and East Providence Public Library. The top three in-state suppliers were Cranston Public Library, Providence Community Library, and Providence Public Library.

  • In-State

    • Top three requesters
      • FY2014 - (number of items requested)
        • Cranston Public Library (121,326)
          • 147 items from out-of-state libraries
        • Providence Community Library (113,734)
          • 261 items from out-of-state libraries
        • East Providence Public Library (59,858)
          • 187 items from out-of-state libraries
      • FY2013 –
        • Providence Community Library (123,522)
          • Borrowed 247 items from out-of-state libraries
        • Cranston Public Library (121,536)
          • Borrowed 129 items from out-of-state libraries
        • Warwick Public Library (62,654)
          • Borrowed 29 items from out-of-state libraries
      • FY2012 -
        • Cranston Public Library (123,861)
          • Borrowed 110 items from out-of-state libraries
        • Warwick Public libraries (64,790)
          • Borrowed 0 items from out-of-state libraries
        • East Providence Public Library (63,760)
          • Borrowed 184 items from out-of-state libraries
    •  Top three suppliers
      • FY2014 – (number of items supplied)
        • Cranston Public Library (73,864)
          • 0 items to out-of-state libraries
        • Providence Community Library (63,956)
          • 0 items to out-of-state libraries
        • Providence Public Library (60,465)
          • 126 items to out-of-state libraries
      • FY2013 –
        • Cranston Public Library (81,556)
          • Lent 1 item to out-of-state libraries
        • Warwick Public Library (62,225)
          • Lent 0 items to out-of-state libraries
        • Providence Public Library (58,394)
          • Lent 128 items to out-of-state libraries
      • FY2012 –
        • Cranston Public Library (85,863)
          • Lent 3 items to out-of-state libraries
        • Warwick Public Library (68,513)
          • Lent 14 items to out-of-state libraries
        • Providence Public Library (64,854)
          • Lent 219 items to out-of-state libraries
  • Out-of-State  
     
    • Top-three requesters
      • Brown University Library (33,409)
        • Requested 2,328 items from in-state libraries
      • URI Library (3,731)
        • Requested 8,572 items from in-state libraries
      • Providence College Library (2,196)
        • Requested 6,153 items from in-state libraries

    • The top-three suppliers
      • Brown University Library (37,082)
        • Supplied 1,724 items to in-state libraries
      • URI Library (5,817)
        • Supplied 46,408 items to in-state libraries
      • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Library (2,055)
        • Supplied 98 items to in-state libraries
LORI ILL statistics chart

FY2014 LORI libraries ILL Statistics

Technology

  • Computers 
    • 2,240 computers, including 173 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), in 19 academic library facilities
    • 2,611 computers, including 99 VDI, in 70 public library facilities
    • 3,650 computers, including 235 VDI, in 112 school library facilities
    • 187 computers, including 5 VDI, in 16 special library facilities
  • Peripherals
    Many libraries make available electronic peripherals to patrons.
    • 30 libraries supply USB drives at no cost to patrons; 29 offer the equipment for a fee
    • 80 libraries supply headphones at no cost to patrons; 21 offer the equipment for a fee
    • 18 libraries supply batteries at no cost to patrons
    • 72 provide free printing service to patrons; 55 offer the service for a fee
    • 13 libraries provide fax service to patrons; 38 offer the service for a fee  
  • In the spring of 2015, LORI libraries provided the following equipment to support creative work spaces:
    • 3-D printers (11 libraries)
    • Raspberry Pi (6 libraries)
    • Conversion station (8 libraries)
    • Digital audio or video lab (14 libraries)
    • Digital Scanner (112 libraries)
    • Digital Camera (88 libraries)
  • In addition to smartboards and projectors in the e-classrooms, LORI libraries use the following instructional technologies:
    • ALMO document camera (65 libraries)
    • Apple TV (17 libraries)
    • Student response system, such as Clicker (14 libraries)
    • Tablets (46 libraries)
  • The most popular content management tools:
    • Destiny (87 libraries)
    • LibGuide (78 libraries)
    • Drupal (25 libraries)
    • WordPress (24 libraries)

eResources

136 libraries purchase and own e-books; 8 purchase them on an on-demand basis; 26 libraries lease e-books.

  • Libraries acquire e-books through these aggregators:
    • 3M (2 libraries)
    • eBrary (10 libraries)
    • EBSCO (19 libraries)
    • Follett (68 libraries)
    • OverDrive (50 libraries, including all OSL libraries)
    • Others (56 libraries)
  • Music (47 libraries) and video (61 libraries) are provided through either download and/or streaming.
  • In addition to AskRI access and consortium-wide subscriptions, LORI libraries collectively subscribe to a total of 346,415 e-journals. 5 libraries’ journal subscriptions are 100% in electronic format.
  • 14 libraries subscribe to e-journals directly from the publishers. The choices of e-journal subscription aggregators are:
    • EBSCO (34 libraries)
    • Proquest (14 libraries)
    • Zinio (6 libraries)
  • In addition to AskRI access and consortium-wide subscriptions, LORI libraries collectively subscribe to a total of 1,030 indexing database packages.
  • The choices for the indexing database subscription vendors are:
    • Gale (41 libraries)
    • ProQuest (31 libraries)
    • EBSCO (23 libraries).
  • The choices for vendors for streaming media collections are:
    • Discovery Education (11 libraries)
    • Films on Demand (8 libraries)
    • Alexander Street (7 libraries)
    • Freegal (6 libraries)
  • 94 libraries rely on their consortium to negotiate e-resource licenses; 89 libraries negotiate the licenses on their own.
  • 19 libraries have legal help for e-resource license management. 51 libraries would accept license agreement negotiation help if it was made available to them.

Services

  • Among the 12 virtual conference/instruction/meeting tools that listed in the survey, Skype is the top choice, followed by Google Hangouts, and GoToMeeting.
  • Learning
    • 67 libraries created online tutorials with tools such as LibGuides (53), Jing (14), Camtasia (10) and others (17).
    • 62 libraries provide bibliography creation tools.  The top two choices are EasyBib (55) and Destiny (31).
    • The top 4 training topics that libraries offer programs in are:
      • E-book access and use (98 libraries)
      • Productivity (91 libraries)
      • Online safety / Privacy (91 libraries)
      • Social media (47 libraries)
  • Digitization
    • 18 libraries maintain a digital repository.
    • 18 libraries do not have a digital repository but plan to develop/participate one in the future.
    • 4 libraries host their depository on a local server.
    • 20 libraries maintain local history in digital format.
  • Wireless and Mobile Services
    • 176 libraries provide a wireless network inside the library.
    • 66 libraries provide wireless access beyond the library facility.
    • 50 libraries have mobile apps for library collections.
    • 4 libraries have mobile apps for self-check.
    • 46 libraries have a library mobile website adopted for mobile devices.
    • 62 libraries provide wireless printing for patrons with their own devices.

Staff

Of the 187 systems, which include 217 library facilities, LORI member libraries employ 1,623 staff, an 0.1% decrease from 1,604 in 2014.

The top 5 libraries that employ the most staff are listed below:

Brown University Library: 131
Cranston Public Library: 92
Providence Community Libraries: 67
Providence Public Library: 56
Warwick Public Library: 50

More statistics and data from the 2015 LORI Certification.