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Library Printing Statistics

  2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
print jobs in library 223,277  298,343 366,114 397,968 391,894
total campus print jobs 260,809  366,298 442,448 484,039 492,402
pages printed in library 1,437,075  1,913,486 2,229,945 2,373,893 2,308,353
total campus pages printed 1,644,539  2,290,791 2,615,005 2,822,177 2,806,651
% of campus pages printed in library 87.38%   83.53% 85.27% 84.12% 82.25%

Technology Checkouts

EQUIPMENT 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Apple Laptop 7,304 20,870 62,121 90,633 47,582
Apple Wireless Mouse n/a 3 324 390 306
Bluetooth Keyboard n/a n/a 6 5 18
Graphing Calculator 455 584 761 654 118
Charger / Adapter / Cable 1,055 4,507 12,482 10,248 33,317
Digital Video Camera 42 76 135 87 103
External CD / DVD PLayer n/a n/a 125 96 109
Foot Pedal USB n/a n/a 2 1 1
Headphones 3,189 5,364 7,977 6,524 4,274
LCD Projector 82 156 237 160 159
Projection Screen 12 11 44 45 54
Tripod 41 104 100 47 54
Windows Laptop 13,248 20,789 14,611 276 n/a
TOTALS: 25,435 52,464 100,188 109,763 86,095

Notes

2019-2020: TechCheck stopped circulating items after spring break when the university went to online classes only through July 1, 2020.  The library never closed due to COVID, but with online classes, printing decreased severely at the end of the year.  However, the library percentage of printing on campus increased this year.

2018-2019: Printing was down across campus and in the library this year, which continues the five-year trend of decreases.  Technology checkout was transferred to ITS TechCheck in August 2018.  Circulation of technology dropped drastically by almost 50%, most of which was due to the decrease in apple laptops and chargers/cables.  Windows laptop circulation increased, and Apple and Windows laptops circulated the same amount.

2017-2018: Although fewer pages were printed this year, the library's portion of campus printing increased again. Technology checkouts mostly increased, but laptop checkouts decreased. Windows laptops account for about 11% of our laptop inventory and generated about 19% of our circulation.

2016-2017: This is the first full year of technology checkout at the library front desk. Calculator and headphone usage increased and the laptop usage nearly doubled. The library began checking out umbrellas in Fall 2016 and Windows laptops in Summer 2017. The charger usage decreased because the library no longer offers phone chargers for checkout. Library printing increased to over 84% of all campus pages printed.

2015-2016: The TechCheck desk was eliminated in January 2016, and all technology checkout moved to the front desk to be managed by the library. This allowed students to check out technology any hour the library was open since TechCheck closed earlier than the library. Circulation of technology has steadily increased in past years and continued to do so this year in every single equipment type. Improved signage and hours accounts for many of the increases, and the projector increase is largely due to an increase in the number of projectors available for checkout.

2014-2015: The IT Help Desk changed their name to TechCheck during the 2014-2015 year. Printing increased again in the library as well as the whole campus. Checkouts increased as well, with the bulk of checkouts being laptops.

2013-2014: The library added color printing during the 2013-2014 school year. The student quota was altered for this year as well giving them $30.00 per semester. The cost per page was $0.075 for a single-sided sheet and $0.10 for a double-sided sheet. This year library printing accounted for 75% of all campus printing.

2012-2013: Pharos was implemented for Fall semester, 2012, with a student quota of $25.00 and a cost of $0.10 per single-sided page and $0.15 for a double-sided page. We had 839 unique users go over quota. For Spring, 2013, we increased the student quota to $30.00, and reduced the print cost to $0.075 single-sided, and $0.12 double-sided. This enabled our students to print approximately 600 pages, and we had only 77 users go over quota. We feel as though this is on-target. Students printed 2.1 million pages during the academic year across all campus lab printers. We had a reduction in waste of about 23% (student-declined or expired jobs). In 2010, we were using about 71 cases of paper per month in our labs; after the Pharos implementation, we’re using approximately 38 cases of paper per month.

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