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Budget and Expenditure

All Library expenditure is allocated against a SMHS cost centre (0200696) with monthly charge backs to an EMHS cost centre (0500696).

The budget is split between SMHS and EMHS.  Some subscriptions are recorded on an accrual basis by HSS which makes tracking expenditure a little difficult as costs for some invoices are allocated in full and then subtracted and reallocated in monthly amounts across the calendar year.  Rex Sriharan / Regina Gnadt from Finance track these carefully to ensure HSS only does this with the same set of invoices year to year.  In December 2018 advice was received that SMHS is applying accrual reporting for all invoices over $20,000 (including ones paid via p-card) so this will impact future expenditure reporting.

Maintenance of an adequate print and online collection is critical - if there are deficiencies this simply flows across into increases in document delivery / inter-library loan requests which require more staff involvement to acquire them.

Budget and Expenditure 2021 to 2022   As at end March 2022

Budget and Expenditure 2021 to 2022

Budget and Expenditure 2020 to 2021

Budget and Expenditure 2020 to 20210

Budget and Expenditure 2019 to 2020

Budget and Expenditure 2019 to 2020

Budget and Expenditure 2018 to 2019 

Budget and Expenditure 2018 to 2019

Budget and Expenditure 2017 to 2018 

Budget and Expenditure 2017 to 2018

Budget and Expenditure 2016 to 2017

Budget and Expenditure 2016 to 2078

Budget and Expenditure 2015 to 2016

  Actual Budget
Total Employment Costs $1,100,810-00 $1,144,183-00
Total Other Goods and Services $2,381,284-00 $2,581,700-00
Grand Total $3,482,094-00 $3,725,883-00

Exchange Rates - from the RBA site

Exchange Rates

Are we there yet? Periodicals Price Survey 2022. Two years into the pandemic, only flat budgets and price increases seem predictable. - Library Journal - 14 April 2022

Ebsco Serials Price Projections 2022     and      Ebsco Five Year Journal Price Increase History (2017 - 2021)

STM Global Brief 2021 – Economics & Market Size - 19 October 2021

What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access - ITHAKA S+R - 22 June 2021

The New Abnormal: Periodicals Price Survey 2021 - Library Journal - 27 April 2021
Extract
RELX’s Elsevier unit saw strong growth in some Asian countries, while its overall subscription completion rate remained in line with recent years. Despite failing to reach a renewal of its Big Deal agreement with the University of California, MIT, and Purdue last year, the publisher has seen its Open Access (OA) revenue continue to accelerate, with revenue growing faster than the subscription segment.

Will there be any transformation or are we stuck with the transformative agreements? - UKSG [UK Serials Group] - 26 November 2021

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) - Content Statement in support of libraries reviewing new and renewed content purchasing - 11 August 2020
...Universities will cancel publisher deals if they don’t respond to current financial pressures warn major sector bodies

“Little Deals” Everywhere: Is Demand-driven Collection Development Catching Fire? - Scholarly Kitchen - 11 August 2020

Unbundling the Big Deal: An interview with SUNY’s Shannon Pritting - Open and shut - 30 July 2020

What Do Libraries Keep When They Cancel the Big Deal?  - Scholarly Kitchen - 14 July 2020

Costs Outstrip Library Budgets | Periodicals Price Survey 2020 - Library Journal - 14 April 2020

Deal or no deal. Periodicals Price Survey 2019 - Library Journal - 4 April 2019

 

Inter-Library Loan / Document Delivery Activity and Costs

All Library expenditure is allocated against a SMHS cost centre (0200696) with monthly charge backs to an EMHS cost centre (0500696).

The Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code governs the practice of this service nationally.  The Code is was updated in 2019.  Obtaining loans and copies via inter-library loan and document delivery (ILLs / DocDel) supplements the Library's own collection.  It cannot be a replacement  for the Library's responsibility to maintain a collection to meet local needs.  ILLs / Doc Del activities are staff-time intensive, expensive and items are sometimes impossible to obtain except via pay per view or purchase.

The majority of document delivery requests are supplied via a national health libraries network system called GratisNet in which copies are provided at no charge to members (there is a membership charge to belong).

Costs are incurred for items requested outside of the network. These are from the National Library of Australia's Libraries Australia (NLA)  / Trove service, from a Swiss German, Austrian network called Subito, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the US and via Pay-Per-View (PPV).

Costs are offset for items requested from Australian libraries through the NLA system as income is earned from items supplied to other network members.

Interlibrary loans document delivery costs 2017+

* Note that in 2019-2020 most NLM invoices were not received - followed up with them in August 2020.

The Prosentient online forms system used for ILLs and document delivery (that is also used for clients to request searches such as literature searches / training etc) has an annual charge from July 2019 to June 2020 = $763.64 + GST.

Spreadsheet stored - W:\Library\SMHS\Library\KPIs  Bonnet Statistics\ILLs DocDel