ITM Library – Annual Report 2015


2015 did not feature major changes in the library’s organization, services or collections. Yet by the end of the year we were able to licence Nature Complete: i.e. the full content – including archives – of 80 Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals, including Nature (from 1869 onwards), 20 Nature research journals, 16 Nature review journals and 40 additional NPG journals. We also acquired BioOne Complete – a platform offering full-text access to some 200 journals focusing on ecology, parasitology, and entomology – and hundreds of e-books in the Ebsco Clinical CollectionTropMed Central Antwerp – our institutional open access repository – received a major content update and systems upgrade. Noor Goemaere succeeded Dirk Schoonbaert as the library’s ‘quality manager’.

Dirk Schoonbaert

2015 in Numbers

– Purchased216
– Purchased e-books73
– Donated54
– Retrospectively cataloged older books45
Total Number of Print Books23686
Total Number of Individual e-Books *1559
Total Number of e-Books in Packages **ca. 6600
Total Number of CD-ROMs339
Total Number of Videos382
Total Number of ITM Dissertations3122
– Total Number of Digital Master Theses2315
Total Number of PhD Theses in Collection1065
– Total Number of Digital PhD Theses88
Print Subscriptions296
– Volumes Bound in 2015230
– Total Number of Volumesca. 37100
Online Subscriptions2970
Online Package Subscriptions4
Free Open Access Journals (DOAJ)> 11000
Electronic Reference Library (ERL)
– Number of ERL Databases12
– ITG Staff Publications: Number of Records16033
– TropMed Central Antwerp: Number of Records7460
– ERL Login Sessionsca. 4200
– ERL Database Loginsca. 8000
– ISI Web of Knwoldege Sessions3079
Other Database Subscriptions3
Major Free Online Databases5
Document Delivery
Internal Requests4321
Incoming Requests626
Outgoing Requests684
Success Rate95.9%
DGDC Framework Requests244
Success Rate93.8%
Photocopies & Prints26911

* Individual e-books in the library catalog, excl. open access e-books from e.g. WHO or NCBI
** SpringerLink medical and biomedical collections 2005-2010 and Ebsco Clinical Collection

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