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2002 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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GENERAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Resources and operations 2000-01

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

No. of inst/authorities

3

208

109

57

Number of libraries

6

4,610

661

130

Bookstock (millions)

55.4

119

96.5

7.8

Book Issues (millions p.a.)*

1.7

406

69.1

10.2

No. of workstations

-

15,587

31,128

4,544

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

Professional librarians (FTE)

1,032

6,491

3,179

450

2000-01 Total staff (FTE)

2,820

26,770

8,719

1,100

1995-96 Professional librarians**

1,060

6,873

3,175

430

1995-96 Total staff**

2,633

27,040

7,832

944

* Items consulted in reading rooms, excl. SRIS
** National libraries column does not include National Library of Scotland

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Library expenditure 2000-01

(£ millions sterling)

National libraries

Public libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Staff

67

485

218

Books

13

91

49

Periodicals

5

7

77

A/V

-

16

in books

Automated systems

-

30

17

Overheads, premises etc

46

251

37*

Total gross expenditure

130

878

426

Income

25

87

64

Total net expenditure

105

792

361

* Includes binding, ILL and other operational expenditure

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Library acquisitions 2000-01

National libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Public libraries

Copyright deposit items

811,000

185,000

0

Books

318,379

2,892,000

11,042,000

Books per member*

-

1.74

0.32

Current periodicals

343,202

839,000

61,000

Periodicals per member*

-

0.50

0.00

Audio-visual

60,241

in books

1,384,000

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 2000-01

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Library Association*

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Chartered

Other

Total members

Public libraries

4,483

1,188

5,671

National libraries

398

366

764

Higher education

1,822

1,039

2,861

Further education

664

538

1,202

Schools

1,247

459

1,706

Industry/commerce

681

850

1,531

Medical/hospitals

546

373

919

Government depts. etc.

541

436

977

Independent consultants

205

38

243

Miscellaneous

77

66

143

Total

10,664

5,353

16,017

Overseas

592

664

1,256

Students/non-LIS

349

1,390

1,739

Unemployed/retired

3,281

654

3,935

* Following the unification of the Library Association (LA) and the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS), figures for 2000-01 membership of the IIS are not available. In 1999-00, the IIS had 1,240 full members and 407 other members. Note that one third of IIS members were also members of the LA

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Inter-library lending 2000-01

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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*

54,256

26,196

7,192

87,644

6,656

92.9

South Western

29,309

26,569

11,250

67,128

5,032

93.0

West Midlands

5,988

16,460

10,226

32,674

2,110

93.9

East Midlands

8,901

17,751

6,101

32,753

4,194

88.6

Yorkshire & Humberside

4,393

24,093

8,110

36,596

3,669

90.9

North Western

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Northern

8,969

17,725

6,382

33,076

3,619

90.1

Wales

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Scotland

8,373

46,643

8,859

63,875

4,939

92.8

Ireland (incl. Eire)

5,571

22,052

3,610

31,233

-

-

Total

125,760

197,489

61,730

384,979

30,219

92.7


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

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