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2000 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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GENERAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Resources and operations

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

No. of inst/authorities

3

208

109

60

Number of libraries

6

4,630

623

100

Bookstock (millions)

28.2

122

85.4

7.1

Book Issues (millions p.a.)*

1.6

460

68.4

9.0

Seats

1,910

84,400

160,992

18,560

No. of workstations

-

10,455

27,698

4,260

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

Professional librarians (FTE)

1,007

6,346

3,100

510

1998-99 Total staff (FTE)

2,880

25,851

9,850

1,070

1993-94 Professional librarians**

804

7,158

2,950

450

1993-94 Total staff**

2,569

27,320

8,230

940

* Items consulted in reading rooms, excl. SRIS (4 million)

** National libraries column does not include National Library of Scotland

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Library expenditure

(£ millions sterling)

National libraries

Public libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Staff

63

448

179

Books

10

92

47

Periodicals

4

7

63

A/V

-

15

in books

Automated systems

-

25

16

On-line services

-

-

15

Overheads, premises etc

77

234

74

Total gross expenditure

154

821

394

Income

31

77

53

Total net expenditure

123

744

341

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Library acquisitions

National libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Public libraries

Copyright deposit items

815,000

214,000

0

Books

386,084

2,842,000

10,984,000

Books per member*

-

1.23

0.32

Current periodicals

193,144

59,700

63,000

Periodicals per member*

-

0.26

0.00

Audio-visual

66,627

in books

1,381,000

A/V per member*

-

-

0.04

The Copyright Act (1911) requires publishers to deposit copies of books (including journals, magazines, maps etc.) with The British Library, the national libraries of Scotland and Wales, and university libraries at Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin.

* 'Members' are all appropriate members of institutions and, for public libraries, those in possession of a current reader's ticket.

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The library profession by occupation

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Library Association

Institute of Information Scientists*

Total members**

Chartered

Other

Full

Other

Public libraries

4,744

1,192

32

10

5,999

National libraries

419

313

in Govt.

732

Higher education

1,884

1,053

180

55

4,599

Further education

778

531

Schools

1,321

452

4

1

1,781

Industry/commerce

744

923

436

134

2,522

Medical/hospitals

518

379

57

18

1,010

Government depts. etc.

628

374

142

44

1,281

Independent consultants

194

46

230

71

692

Miscellaneous

114

100

188

58

583

Total

11,344

5,363

1,270

391

19,199

Overseas

656

486

99

23

1,325

Students/non-LIS

317

1,798

-

52

2,193

Unemployed/retired

3,406

905

-

-

4,311

* One third of IIS members are also members of the LA


** Includes data from other sources

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Inter-library lending

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Inter-library loans received

Total items received

Unsatisfied requests abandoned

% Requests obtained for borrowers

from libraries in Region

from BLDSC

from other libraries

London & South East*

59,811

34,768

10,654

105,233

8,180

92.8

South Western

40,684

33,167

11,290

85,141

9,809

89.7

West Midlands

8,774

25,978

12,436

47,188

3,590

92.9

East Midlands

9,054

22,597

6,150

37,801

4,092

90.2

Yorkshire & Humberside

6,717

34,501

10,297

51,515

5,455

90.4

North Western

21,889

39,151

10,704

71,744

7,526

90.1

Northern

10,579

25,958

7,059

43,596

4,512

90.6

Wales

4,724

18,218

5,131

28,073

2,082

93.1

Scotland

10,377

48,382

7,576

66,335

5,180

92.8

Ireland (incl. Eire)

6,800

23,356

5,206

35,362

3,606

90.7

Total

179,409

306,076

86,503

571,988

54,032

91.4


* Excludes direct requests to BLDSC from academic and special libraries.

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