Library budget information

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Dear University of York,

This is an information request under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000.

I would like to be provided with the following information, in relation to the years 1980, 2000, and each year from 2012-2018 (or up to the most recent figures available):

1. The university’s total library budget.
2. The overall sum spent on books, so that I can understand the proportion of the library budget spent on books versus academic journals.
3. Total sum spent by the university on article processing charges (APCs).

Yours faithfully,

Mr T. Fry

Freedom of Information, University of York

Dear Mr Fry
Freedom of Information Request 
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information from the University of York.
Please be advised that the University will respond as soon as possible and
in any event by 30 May 2018. 
Yours sincerely, 
Graham Hughes
Information Governance 
Information Services
University of York
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Freedom of Information, University of York

Dear  Mr T Fry
Thank you for your request for information from the University of York.
Please see our response below.

Please note we do not hold the data requested for 1980.

The expenditure reported is in financial years, e.g. 2017 equates to the
2016/17 financial year. VAT has been included. The current financial year
(2017/18) is still in progress so we have not reported on 2018.

All figures given are those reported in the annual statistical returns to
[1]SCONUL. 2014/15 was the first year we reported on APC expenditure to
SCONUL. Please note that the figure in Q3 represents the APC expenditure
handled by the Library; the University does not hold  reliable or complete
data relating to APC expenditure elsewhere in the University.

1.

2000: £2,698,697

2012: £6,539,323

2013: £7,623,287

2014: £8,387,204

2015: £7,115,876

2016: £7,551,979

2017: £7,056,069

2. 2000: £367,327

2012: £528,325

2013: £775,417

2014: £761,757

2015: £863,811

2016: £640,477

2017: £654,500

3. 2015: £158,744

2016: £267,899

2017: £458,317

I hope this information is useful. 
Yours sincerely,
Graham Hughes
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance 
Information Services
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
Web: [2]www.york.ac.uk/records-management/
Email disclaimer: [3]http://www.york.ac.uk/docs/disclaimer/em...

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