This page links to a set of spreadsheets with data of pre1923 monograph holdings at Penn. Each file contains a worksheet with summaries. The Van Pelt and HDSF files also contain raw data from my Voyager extract. Raw data include 1) truncated Dewey and LC call numbers, 2) publisher dates as they appear in Voyager and 3) bib record counts. The data are limited to bib_format 'am' (books), and records that are NOT suppressed in the opac. To the fullest extent, I've tried to eliminate microforms and reprints, but the filtering may not be bullet proof. The raw worksheets are working documents, thus they include columns used to process and condense the raw data. I have raw data files for other locations and can email them to you if you'd like to see them. Beware, they are messy.

As a point of comparison for the Composite data, check out this table from the Gerould Statistics. These began in 1912 and are the precursors of the ARL statistics. Note the counts are in volumes rather than titles.

Refer problems to Joe Zucca .


FILE 1: Composite Study: System-wide counts of pre 1923 book holdings by Library and by locations within Libraries (see summary tab).

Count of Books Published Before 1923: Breakdown of Bib Records by  Holdings Location.

FILE 2: Van Pelt. For Special Collections, Music, Lippincott, and Seminar Rooms in Van Pelt see the Composite file. This is a large file, give it time.

Holdings Outside U.S. Copyright (Publication Date Before 1923) in Van Pelt Stacks [location 2]. Summary under the "crosstab" tab. The summary table prints to 11x17

FILE 3: HDSF. This is a large file, give it time.

Holdings Outside U.S. Copyright (Publication Date Before 1923) in HDSF. Summary under the "bydecade" tab. The summary tab prints to 11x17

FILE 4: Fine Arts. This is a large file, give it time.

Holdings Outside U.S. Copyright (Publication Date Before 1923) in Fine Arts . Summary under the "summary" tab. The summary tab prints to 11x17. Includes counts by decade and FA locations.

FILE 5: Biomedical.

Holdings Outside U.S. Copyright (Publication Date Before 1923) in Fine Arts . Summary under the "summary" tab. The summary tab prints to 11x8.5. Includes counts by decade and Biomed locations.