IMAGE:  December 2002 GRAPHIC:  University of Chicago Magazine
Volume 95, Issue 2
LINK:  Campus News
Chicago Journal  
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LINK:  Features
The Complexity Complex  
Three Months among the Pyramids  
Index to a Canon

The Real Life Adventures of Pinocchio


LINK:  Class Notes
Alumni News  
Alumni Works  
C. Vitae  

LINK:  Research
U of C Research Organizations  

LINK:  Also in every issue
Editor's Notes  
From the President  

GRAPHIC:  Campus NewsBy the Numbers

University libraries

IMAGE:  Capoeira performers demonstrate the Brazilian martial art/dance form.

Photo by Dan Dry

Number of University libraries: 8

Total library volumes: 6.7 million

Volumes added annually: 150,000

Manuscripts and archival resources: 7 million

Per-page cost for digital preservation: $1

Hypothetical cost to make room for one year's acquisitions by scanning and eliminating 143,000 volumes averaging 250 double-sided pages each: $35.75 million

Portion of collection not in English: 45%

Portion of acquisitions budget spent in foreign currencies: 50%

Wages of 256 student employees: $1,329,043



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