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2004 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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GENERAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Resources and operations 2002-03

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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

4,624

750

110

Bookstock (millions)

33.5

114

100.8

7.7

Book Issues (millions p.a.)*

1.8

361

76.8

10.2

No. of workstations

-

36,628

35,575

5,340

Professional librarians (FTE)

1,033

6,184

3,200

450

2002-03 Total staff (FTE)

2,860

26,359

10,200

1,170

1997-98 Professional librarians

988

6,388

3,060

430

1997-98 Total staff

2,903

25,938

9,820

1,030

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Library expenditure 2002-03

(£ millions sterling)

National libraries

Public libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Staff

71

536

240

Books

11

93

48

Periodicals

4

7

89

Audio visual

-

19

in books

Automated systems

-

52

in other

Overheads, premises etc

46

309

68

Total gross expenditure

133

1,016

466

Income

28

139

64

Total net expenditure

105

878

402

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Library acquisitions 2002-03

National libraries

Univ & HE libraries

Public libraries

Copyright deposit items

855,000

n/k

0

Books

341,855

2,863,000

11,956,000

Books per member*

-

1.60

0.35

Current periodicals

145,372

1,114,000

60,000

Periodicals per member*

-

0.62

0.00

Audio-visual

75,410

n/k

1,629,000

A/V per member*

-

-

0.05

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 2002-03

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CILIP

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Chartered

Other

Total members

Public libraries

4,364

1,060

5,424

National libraries

393

293

686

Higher education

1,986

974

2,960

Further education

535

293

828

Schools

1,146

430

1,576

Industry/commerce

921

816

1,737

Medical/hospitals

449

297

746

Government depts. etc.

597

469

1,066

Independent consultants

235

53

288

Miscellaneous

0

29

29

Total

10,626

4,714

15,340

Overseas

627

365

992

Students/non-LIS

420

1,547

1,967

Unemployed/retired

3,194

671

3,865

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