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Annual report helps serve as a blueprint for future growth

By Jennifer Tisdale

The Ransom Center is pleased to share its annual report covering the 2013­­­­­­­­­­­­­–2014 academic year. Ransom Center Director Steve Enniss notes that “the annual report, coupled with the Ransom Center’s recently completed strategic plan, provides a blueprint for how we hope to grow.” The data and information included in the report not only document how the Center serves students, scholars, and the public, but also provide measurable benchmarks to track future progress.

A few key metrics from the report are noted below. Beyond these numbers, the annual report describes the Ransom Center’s responsibility to engage the public, support and enhance the collections, and foster research and learning. Financial information related to the Ransom Center’s operating budget and expenditures, endowments, and donations are included. Data reveals which collections are most often circulated and viewed online and the diligent efforts of cataloging, research services, and conservation staff.

 

At a glance:

69,825 total visitors

20,370 online digital collection items

4,438 program attendance

3,045 collection items conserved

1,151,974 unique website visitors

1,119 members

67 research fellowships awarded

6,010 students attending classes

$2,248,751 funds raised

4,834 research visits

139,979 social media followers

The annual report can be read online.

 

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