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2003 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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GENERAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Resources and operations 2001-02

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

No. of inst/authorities

3

208

110

60

Number of libraries

6

4,614

745

130

Bookstock (millions)

59.9

116

100.7

8.3

Book Issues (millions p.a.)*

1.8

377

74.4

10.5

No. of workstations

-

22,993

33,614

5,190

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National libraries

Public libraries

University libraries

HE coll libraries

Professional librarians (FTE)

1,034

6,127

3,198

500

2000-01 Total staff (FTE)

2,936

25,797

10,200

1,120

1995-96 Professional librarians

951

6,552

3,035

490

1995-96 Total staff

2,894

26,513

9,985

1,140

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Library expenditure 2001-02

(£ millions sterling)

National libraries

Public libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Staff

70

511

229

Books

10

89

48

Periodicals

4

7

82

A/V

-

17

in books

Automated systems

-

39

in other

Overheads, premises etc

49

267

69

Total gross expenditure

133

930

447

Income

29

106

68

Total net expenditure

103

824

379

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Library acquisitions 2001-02

National libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Public libraries

Copyright deposit items

821,000

219,000

0

Books

311,932

3,138,000

11,019,000

Books per member*

-

1.83

0.32

Current periodicals

154,880

980,000

56,000

Periodicals per member*

-

0.57

0.00

Audio-visual

64,474

in books

1,485,000

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 2001-02

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Library Association/CILIP*

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Chartered

Other

Total members

Public libraries

4,635

1,168

5,803

National libraries

451

186

637

Higher education

1,537

853

2,390

Further education

873

526

1,399

Schools

1,192

410

1,602

Industry/commerce

816

819

1,635

Medical/hospitals

453

312

765

Government depts. etc.

483

395

878

Independent consultants

207

38

245

Miscellaneous

71

27

98

Total

10,718

4,734

15,452

Overseas

599

433

1,032

Students/non-LIS

505

1,244

1,749

Unemployed/retired

3,256

628

3,884

* Following the unification of the Library Association (LA) and the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS), figures for 2001-02 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. The unification took place on 01.04.02.

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