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Simplified calculation for ACRL Q.45 (F20-21)

Your institution's FTE
Consortial support per FTE x    $6.5926
KYVL consortial contribution TOTAL

Basis for calculation, Q45 FY2021 instructions

Background and basis for calculation

In the spring of 2019, KYVL and SAALCK librarians conferred on how to provide consistent data regarding the consortial contribution of KYVL in answer to question 45 of the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Annual Survey (below). By consensus, the following calculation was agreed upon:

For each institution, KYVL consortial contribution equals:

CPE database support*    Total KYVL academic FTE  x  Institutional FTE

To assist with this calculation, KYVL has provided the following numbers:

Reporting year CPE database support* Total KYVL academic FTE Consortial support per FTE
F20-21 $1,336,542
F19-20 $1,375,723
(IPEDS F18-19)
F18-19 $1,104,707 193,762 $5.7014
F17-18 $1,047,929 192,868 $5.4334

*CPE database support is calculated by deducting total member database fees from total annualized KYVL database costs. Note that KDLA annual support is not counted with member fees, so for the purposes of this calculation is included under CPE database support.

2021 Instructions for Q.45, ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Annual Survey

45. External Contributions from Consortia/Networks(s)/Systems

If the library receives access to e-collections, catalog platforms, discovery services, or other e-resources through one or more centrally-funded system or consortia arrangements for which it does not pay fully and/or directly (for example, funding is provided by the state on behalf of all members), enter the amount paid by external bodies on its behalf. If the specific dollar amount is not known, but the total student FTE for the consortium and amount spent for the academic members are known, divide the overall amount spent by the institution’s share of the total student FTE. The consortium or system office may make a value-per-FTE metric available for all members of the consortium.

See the FAQ at the end for information about where to report consortia costs paid through library budgets.

ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Annual Survey Instructions and Definitions
Rev. February 2021

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