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Statistical Profile of the UHM Asia Collection

(as of March 2004)

 

Total number of unique online catalog records:
494,701
Approximate number of catalog records not converted:
9,000
TOTAL:
503,701

 

 

Number of volumes:
645,430
(online records only)
Number of currently received serials:
1,962
Number of currently received newspapers:
110
 
Number of monograph titles (online records):
475,066
Number of monograph volumes (online records):
548,404
 
Number of serial titles (online records):
17,135
Number of serial volumes (online records):
95,494
 
Number of languages represented:
207
Number of Countries where publications originate:
140

 

Number of Records by Major Languages

 

Chinese
83,527
Japanese
51,004
Korean
30,256

 

Indonesian
40,647
Thai
9,800
Vietnamese
7,195
Malay
6,083
Tagalog
985
Hindi
22,525
Bengali
13,013
Tamil
7,280
Sanscrit
4,284
Tibetan
2,839
Urdu
2,721
English
174,350
Russian
2,906
French
2,642
German
2,485
Dutch
2,350
   

 

Number of Records by Place of Publication*

 

Japan 43,197
China 34,219**
Korea (So) 23,862
Taiwan 17,570
Korea (No) 1,409
Indonesia
41,319
Philippines
11,396
Thailand
11,008
Malaysia
10,705
Vietnam
6,996
Singapore
6,190
India
86,985
Pakistan
8,581
Bangladesh
5,720
Sri Lanka
2,307
Nepal
1,983
US
35,009
England
8,892
Germany
2,762
Netherlands
2,731
Russia
2,316
Australia
2,300
France
1,989
   

 

*Note there are 119,920 records where the place of publication is coded “unknown”, is blank or contains an invalid code. This represents almost 25% of the Asia records in the online catalog.

**Includes 4,561 records with the now discontinued code for Hong Kong (“hk”)

 

 

Growth of Asia Collection

1. Number of volumes (serials + monographs) added

            April 1, 2003-March 31, 2004  

  Asia:
16,154
 
  CJK:
9,531
 
   
 
  Total:
25,685
 

            April 1, 2002-March 31, 2003

  Asia:
10,810
 
  CJK:
8,118
 
   
 
  Total:
18,928
 


2. Number of serial volumes added

            April 1, 2003-March 31, 2004

  Asia:
1,719
 
  CJK:
2,266
 
   
 
  Total:
3,985
 

            April 1, 2002-March 31, 2003

  Asia:
2,564
 
  CJK:
1,950
 
   
 
  Total:
4,514
 


3. Number of serial issues checked-in

April 1, 2003-March 31, 2004

  Asia:
7,118
 
  CJK:
10,311
 
   
 
  Total:
17,429
 

            April 1, 2002-March 31, 2003


  Asia:
5,850
 
  CJK:
11,143
 
   
 
  Total:
16,993
 

 

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