- There is (approximately) a 5%-10% annual increase in the number of items processed by the combined course reserve units each fiscal year since 2009
- The increase is in both electronic reserve items and hard copy items, but the highest percentage increase is in hard copy reserve items.
- This increase is in contrast to most academic libraries, which are reporting a decrease in the number of items placed on course reserve, particularly hard-copy items
- Preliminary statistics indicate that this trend has continued into the Fall 2012 semester. As the figures are finalized, the figures and percentages will be posted.
Overall Usage by Month, 2010-2012
This chart shows the number of unique log-ins to the Ares Course Reserve system by UF students across the last few years. Please note that this does not reflect checkout of physical copies of books; it is simply one indicator of how often UF students are logging into Ares for course reserve information
it appears that after a slight dip in 2011, there is a slightly increased usage of the course reserve system, particularly in the Fall semester.