Dear Aberystwyth University,

I am writing to ask about library fines during the academic year 2015/2016. For the time period starting from the first day of term, covering the next 364 days (e.g. one full year), please provide:

1. The total amount of money the library received from the payment of overdue items. Exclude costs of replacing lost books - this request solely relates to the cost of books that are returned later than their due date.

2. Information about where this money then goes (is it absorbed into a specific library budget for example? if so what one?)

3. If possible, from the figure provided in 1, break this down by

a) category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, staff)
b) country of origin of user paying fine (e.g. France, Italy, US). If only broader categories are possible e.g. "EU", "non-EU" then please provide this instead.

Many thanks, and do let me know if you require any further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Forks

Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Jack Forks,

 

Thank you for your request for information, received by Aberystwyth
University on 31^st January 2017, in which you requested the following
information:

 

1.    The total amount of money the library received from the payment of
overdue items. Exclude costs of replacing lost books - this request solely
relates to the cost of books that are returned later than their due date.

2.    Information about where this money then goes (is it absorbed into a
specific library budget for example? if so what one?)

3.    If possible, from the figure provided in 1, break this down by

a.    category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate,
staff)

b.    country of origin of user paying fine (e.g. France, Italy, US). If
only broader categories are possible e.g. "EU", "non-EU" then please
provide this instead.

 

You will receive a response as soon as possible, and in any event not
later than in 20 working days (28^th February 2017). 

 

Yours sincerely,              

 

Julie Archer

 

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Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Jack Forks,

 

I am writing in response to your recent request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).

 

1.    The total amount of money the library received from the payment of
overdue items. Exclude costs of replacing lost books - this request solely
relates to the cost of books that are returned later than their due date.

2015/16          £19,428.03

 

2.    Information about where this money then goes (is it absorbed into a
specific library budget for example? if so what one?)

All money received from fines for overdue items is used to buy additional
library stock.

 

3.    If possible, from the figure provided in 1, break this down by

a.    category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate,
staff)

 

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Transaction|User Group |
| Amount| |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £225.00|N/A (Fines where either the item or the user no longer exist |
| |on our library management system) |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £901.29|Associate |
| |([1]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/access/visi...
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £85.40|Distance Learner (Our distance learners are primarily |
| |postgraduate, but not exclusively) |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £1.50|Inter-library loans |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £5.20|SCONUL (Reciprocal Higher Education borrowing scheme) |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £1,025.67|Staff |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £14,126.37|Undergraduate |
|-----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
| £3,057.60|Postgraduate (Taught and research) |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

b.    country of origin of user paying fine (e.g. France, Italy, US). If
only broader categories are possible e.g. "EU", "non-EU" then please
provide this instead.

Under section 1(1)(a) of the Act I can confirm that we do not hold a
breakdown by student or staff domicile.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Archer

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

Ffôn: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593 Tel: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593

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myfyrwyr.
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(National Student Survey 2016)
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