In the first edition of the library newsletter, I wrote a piece about some facts and stats about the library, so let’s see what has happened since!
By Matt Munnelly
How much do the library pay for texts?
Last year, the most important text the library bought access to was ‘Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System’ (Soskice & Carlin, 2014) – as the team attempt to purchase the text again let’s hope they don’t have to pay quite as much as last year (£25,018)!
What is the most popular text?
Moving from the most expensive to the most popular text, last year’s winner stays the same here too! ‘Accounting and Finance for non-specialists, 11th Ed’, is still the most popular, but is down by 5 loans this term compared to this time last year. But this isn’t the only significant thing about this ebook – the new (12th) edition is also the most requested title. You can expect to be able to access this text soon – a purchase expected to shockingly break £4500!
Which students have the most reading to do?
Finally, let’s head over to Talis Aspire, our reading list service. The longest reading list belongs to ‘CX267: Ancient Greek Theatre’, though this is shortly followed by ‘HI180: Britain in the twentieth Century’, with 844 and 834 items on their lists respectively. Good luck to the students taking these modules!
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