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Expenditure
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Library expenditure
  2007–08
(£000s)
2002–2003
(£000s)
Source
Public libraries *
1,153,993
1,016,511
CIPFAc
Academic libraries
637,241
465,058
SCONUL
* Revenue expenditure
Table updated Dec 09
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Detailed library expenditure
  Public libraries Academic libraries
 
2007–08
2002–2003
2007–08
2002–2003
Materials
131,960,247
129,410,777
224,655,000
167,878,000
Staff
636,496,835
536,654,941
320,156,000
234,620,000
Other *
385,535,828
350,445,282
92,430,000
62,560,000
Source: Public - CIPFAc, Academic - SCONUL
* Other expenditure has been calculated by subtraction from the total.
Table updated Dec 09
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Breakdown of public library expenditure
graph: 2002-3 and 2007-8: Materials 13% and 11%, Staff 53% and 56%, Other 34% and 33%
Source: CIPFAc
Graph updated Apr 09
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Breakdown of academic library expenditure
graph: 2002-3 and 2007-8 Other 13% and 15% Materials 36% and 35% Staff 51% and 50%;
Source: SCONUL/LISU
Graph updated Dec 09
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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 updated Dec 09
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Museums expenditure
  2007–08
(£m)
2002–2003
(£m)
%
change
Local authority museums in England and Wales ¹
261.9
185.3
41%
Net expenditure per head population
£3.88
£2.66
46%
Source: CIPFAb 2003, 2008

¹ 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 17 Dec 09
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Average prices of British academic books
Category 2007–08 (£)
academic year
2002–2003 (£)
academic year
All Humanities
43.65
37.58
All Social Sciences
54.70
46.14
All Applied Social Sciences
48.30
40.49
All Biological Sciences
60.25
55.29
All listed Pure Sciences
54.91
59.42
Computer Sciences
41.40
38.81
All Technology
69.57
68.45
All Medicine
47.97
46.73
All books
46.86
41.35
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 Dec 08
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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%
2007
7.56
0.5%
232.3
5.1%
2008

7.43

-1.8%
218.8
-5.8%
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 May 09
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Average book prices
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   Source: The Bookseller
Graph updated Apr 2011
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Periodical prices (Great Britain)
Average prices
2008 % increase 08 over 07 2007 % increase 07 over 06 2006 % increase annual average
Social sciences
£443.18
5.0
£485.86
4.8
£474.46
4.9
Science
£1,069.88
6.6
£966.76
7.5
£932.63
7.1
Medicine
£622.35
6.0
£502.75
8.1
£451.41
7.0
Technology
£642.19
7.4
£596.15
6.6
£599.95
7.0
Humanities
£167.00
6.6
£120.57
7.2
£108.92
6.9
General
£288.69
2.4
£325.04
5.8
£301.25
4.1
No of titles ¹
18,477
16,851
16,200
Average all subjects ²
UK
£538.88
6.0
£499.52
6.3
£488.74
6.2
USA
$906.22
6.8
$851.43
7.0
$810.80
6.9
EURO Region
€669.34
6.5
€630.29
6.8
€686.85
6.7
Europe (exc UK & € region)
€793.53 ³
4.4
€228.03
6.5
€305.99
5.4
Source: Update and Swets Information Services

¹ Titles are included when the price can be directly compared to the previous year, and percentage increases are based on this.

² Local domestic price only.

³ 2008 average price and increase based on 4,441 titles, compared to 2,077 in 2007 and 2,051 in 2006.

Table updated Dec 08
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