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Reading Room Statistics for 2008

Reading Room Statistics, 1998–2008

 
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Total
1983-2008
Researchers
627
508
465
398
421
433
403
383
237
492
512
15,847
Research Visits
1,141
1,080
1,109
809
783
870
690
710
592
960
925
27,123
Research Hours
1,881
2,300
1,417
1,203
1,274
1,725
1,426
1,606
1,497
2,141
2,041
48,191
Visits per Researcher
1.82
2.13
2.38
2.03
1.86
2.01
1.71
1.85
2.5
1.95
1.81
 
Hours per Researcher
3.00
4.53
3.05
3.02
3.03
3.98
3.54
4.19
6.32
4.35
3.99
 
Wheaton College Researchers
362
345
246
236
195
211
187
192
115
254
311
9,158
Non-Wheaton College Researchers
265
163
219
162
226
222
216
191
122
238
201
6,689

Types of Researchers, 1998-2008

 
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Total
1990-2008
Video, Film, CD, DVD Makers
2
3
3
4
4
1
1
7
4
6
7
79
BGC Staff
2
7
0
0
2
5
3
2
5
1
0
158
Christian Workers
57
33
20
20
23
20
11
8
14
36
31
614
General Public
45
31
51
54
48
57
58
41
28
45
46
270
Secondary School Students
33
1
3
1
44
44
40
8
0
46
2
516
Home Schooled Students
41
7
61
24
18
31
25
23
4
24
0
388
Non-Wheaton College Faculty
8
15
26
15
16
22
20
25
17
22
20
498
Non-Wheaton College Grad Students
39
51
27
32
53
26
32
58
34
52
51
504
Non-Wheaton College Undergrads
22
18
32
5
6
9
5
3
15
6
57
391
Pastors
4
4
6
3
3
4
17
9
3
0
1
180
Wheaton College Faculty/Staff
17
15
13
13
16
17
11
10
10
16
19
278
Wheaton College Grad Students
171
101
59
72
95
83
58
62
28
128
138
1,766
Wheaton College Undergrads
180
216
156
149
81
106
115
118
70
105
133
3,775
Writers, Journalists
6
6
8
6
10
8
7
9
5
5
7
136

Types of Research, 1998-2008

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Total
1990-2008

Articles
8
5
13
6
11
16
14
11
10
21
18
243
Books
20
26
33
21
24
25
24
32
24
23
28
476
Class Assignments
470
371
296
270
240
300
251
231
118
336
329
6,945
Equipment Use
6
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
 
60
Evangelistic Projects
26
8
7
9
23
14
3
6
6
1
30
268
Film, Video Production
8
5
5
6
7
3
4
8
7
7
13
139
Genealogy
1
0
2
7
7
7
8
6
8
7
5
81
Miscellaneous
1
2
2
3
23
5
9
4
10
16
17
252
Personal Interest
51
46
66
47
58
39
36
28
21
49
38
1,468
Photo Searches
10
10
8
6
5
10
10
9
 
150
Thesis
26
34
31
20
25
14
44
48
33
32
31
543
 
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