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Expenditure
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Library expenditure
  2005–06
(£000s)
2000–2001
(£000s)
Source
Public libraries *
1,132,071
879,173
CIPFAc
Academic libraries
561,421
422,327
SCONUL
National libraries
146,678
130,204
 
* Revenue expenditure
Table updated Feb 08
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Detailed library expenditure
  Public libraries Academic libraries National libraries
 
2005–06
2000–2001
2005–06
2000–2001
2005–06
2000–2001
Materials
134,101,197
122,418,467
197,423,000
153,711,000
  14,865  
  17,286  
Staff
623,413,847
485,353,264
287,376,000
217,073,000
85,296
67,311
Other *
374,559,057
271,401,056
76,621,000
51,543,000
45,527
45,607
Source: Public - CIPFAc, Academic - SCONUL
* Other expenditure has been calculated by subtraction from the total.
Table updated Feb 08
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Breakdown of public library expenditure
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Graph updated Aug 07
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Breakdown of academic library expenditure
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Graph updated Aug 07
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Academic library expenditure on books and serials
 
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Source: SCONUL/LISU
¹ Adjusted for inflation measured by the LISU Academic Book Price Index
² Adjusted for inflation measured by the increases in periodical prices
Graph new Aug 07 (notes added Mar 08)
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Schools library services - estimated expenditure
 
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Graph updated Aug 07
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Archives revenue expenditure
  2005–06 (GB - Actuals) 2000–2001 (E&W only - Estimates)
 
Total
(£m)
£ per head
population
Total
(£m)
£ per head
population
Local Authority archives  
Gross expenditure 57.5 0.98 38.6 0.82
Net expenditure 45.6 0.78 32.2 0.68
The National Archives        
Net expenditure 40.4 0.67 n/k n/k
Source: CIPFAa 2007, 2001; TNA 2006
Table updated Oct 07
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Breakdown of local authority archives revenue expenditure
(in GB 2005–06)
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Source: CIPFAa 2006
Other expenditure comprises other supplies and services and capital charges.
Graph updated Oct 07
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Museums expenditure
  2005–06
(£m)
2000–2001
(£m)
%
change
DCMS museums & galleries
378.2
315.7
20%
  of which, resources ¹
364.1
293.6
24%
  of which, capital ²
14.1
22.1

-36%

Source: DCMS 2006
Local authority museums in England and Wales  ³
232.6
167.5
39%
Net expenditure per head population
£3.63
£2.38
52%
Source: CIPFAb 2001, 2006
Figures are for gross expenditure unless otherwise stated.

¹ Resource budgets for DCMS sponsored museums and galleries.

² Capital budgets for DCMS sponsored museums and galleries.

³ Figures for Local Authority museums are revenue expenditure
    (i.e. do not include capital expenditure).

Revenue expenditure is spending on the day to day running expenses of the service, so called because it is the cost of resources used up in the process of generating revenue.

This is distinct from capital expenditure, which reflects the amount spent to acquire or improve long-term assets such as premises purchase or renovation and major equipment purchase.

Net expenditure is gross expenditure minus income.

Table updated Nov 07
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Average prices of British academic books
Category 2005–06 (£)
academic year
2000–2001 (£)
academic year*
All Humanities
40.69
34.49
All Social Sciences
50.82
44.39
All Applied Social Sciences
46.91
37.44
All Biological Sciences
57.27
52.98
All listed Pure Sciences
54.03
55.03
Computer Sciences
39.64
37.67
All Technology
70.27
68.37
All Medicine
49.84
45.46
All books
45.26
39.22
Source: LISU, based on data from Blackwell
More detailed figures are available in the LISU publications Average prices of British academic books and Average prices of USA academic books (published twice a year in February and August)
Table updated Oct 06
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Book Prices
Consumer book sales
       
  Average price paid (£) Change over previous yr Sales volume (m) Change over previous yr
2000
7.43
126.3
2001
7.48
0.7%
126.7
0.4%
2002
7.30
-2.4%
129.1
1.9%
2003
7.39
1.3%
136.3
5.6%
2004
7.36
-0.4%
145.8
6.9%
2005
7.56
2.7%
207.8*
-
2006
7.52
-0.5%
220.9
6.3%
Source: The Bookseller
* Sales volume figures up to 2004 are calculated according to BookScan's GRM (General Retail Market), while those from 2005 are calculated according to TCM (Total Consumer Market). Since this adds to GRM book sales from important non-high street channels such as internet retailers, selected supermarkets and chains, the figures are not strictly comparable.
Table updated July 07
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Average book prices
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 Source: The Bookseller
Graph updated Dec 08
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Periodical prices (Great Britain)
Average prices
2006 % increase 06 over 05 2005 % increase 05 over 04 2004 % increase annual average
Social sciences £474.46
-4.0
£494.39
15.5
£428.01
5.7
Science £932.63
19.5
£780.14
10.9
£703.49
15.2
Medicine £451.41
9.0
£414.30
4.5
£396.33
6.7
Technology £599.95
16.8
£513.61
4.3
£492.53
10.5
Humanities £108.92
11.6
£97.64
9.5
£89.14
10.5
General £301.25
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Average all subjects ¹
Great Britain
£488.74
5.2
£464.62
9.8
£423.06
7.5
USA
$810.80
0.2
$808.86
6.6
$758.66
3.4
EURO Region
€686.85
-0.3
€689.08
-2.5
€706.77
-1.4
Europe (exc UK & € region)
€305.99
-0.1
€306.22
0.3
€305.17
0.1
Source: Update and Swets Information Services
¹ Local domestic price only
Table updated July 07
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