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2001 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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GENERAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Resources and operations 1999-00

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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

671

107

Bookstock (millions)

28.6

121

87.6

7.7

Book Issues (millions p.a.)*

1.8

430

68.4

10.2

Seats

1,799

114,600

164,877

19,960

No. of workstations

-

14,285

29,354

5,360

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

Professional librarians (FTE)

1,012

6,445

3,160

506

1998-99 Total staff (FTE)

2,846

25,680

8,512

1,117

1993-94 Professional librarians**

868

6,999

2,947

430

1993-94 Total staff**

2,572

27,281

7,616

930

* 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 1999-00

(£ millions sterling)

National libraries

Public libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Staff

65

465

214

Books

11

87

48

Periodicals

4

7

69

A/V

-

15

in books

Automated systems

-

29

17

On-line services

-

-

32

Overheads, premises etc

51

245

36

Total gross expenditure

132

848

417

Income

29

78

65

Total net expenditure

103

770

352

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Library acquisitions 1999-00

National libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Public libraries

Copyright deposit items

781,000

216,000

0

Books

408,795

2,831,000

10,786,000

Books per member*

-

1.16

0.31

Current periodicals

199,759

664,300

61,000

Periodicals per member*

-

0.27

0.00

Audio-visual

64,745

in books

1,453,000

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 1999-00

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Library Association

Institute of Information Scientists*

Total members**

Chartered

Other

Full

Other

Public libraries

4,660

1,148

31

10

5,835

National libraries

413

330

in Govt.

743

Higher education

1,881

1,056

176

58

4,297

Further education

690

514

Schools

1,311

445

4

1

1,759

Industry/commerce

724

866

426

140

1,967

Medical/hospitals

523

376

56

18

948

Government depts. etc.

582

386

139

46

1,091

Independent consultants

187

44

224

74

430

Miscellaneous

101

89

183

60

352

Total

11,072

5,254

1,240

407

17,424

Overseas

645

461

101

25

1,190

Students/non-LIS

360

1,608

-

39

1,994

Unemployed/retired

3,284

769

-

-

4,053

* One third of IIS members are also members of the LA
** Includes data from other sources

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Inter-library lending 1999-00

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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*

54,768

31,990

7,475

94,233

7,000

93.1

South Western

33,880

31,674

11,763

77,317

7,420

91.2

West Midlands

6,536

22,172

9,993

38,701

2,332

94.3

East Midlands

8,891

20,871

5,801

35,563

4,524

88.7

Yorkshire & Humberside

5,004

24,477

8,714

41,195

4,376

90.4

North Western

21,462

37,878

11,026

70,366

7,862

89.9

Northern

10,925

24,835

7,388

43,148

3,980

91.6

Wales

Scotland

9,181

50,746

9,197

69,124

5,541

92.6

Ireland (incl. Eire)

Total

150,647

247,643

71,357

469,647

43,035

91.6


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

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