SPECIAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

Budgets

Median averages by sector 1996 (£1000's sterling)

Printed materials

Electronic materials

Staff

Industrial/commercial units

Pharmaceutical

18

8

93

Chemical & plastic

25

13

83

Energy etc.

21

12

61

Miscellaneous manufacture

17

11

55

Finance

19

28

82

Legal

85

13

55

Information consultants

5

7

49

Media/publishing

4

5

83

Machinery manufacture

16

10

45

Total industrial & commercial

16

10

66

Other libraries

Central government

52

8

131

Health

15

3

44

Local govcernment

7

4

70

Museums etc.

16

4

92

Voluntary organisations

8

2

43

Professional societies etc.

21

4

77

All

16

7

68

 

Resources

Median averages by sector 1996

Bookstock

No. current serial titles

Annual book acquis'ns

No. CDRom titles

No. online databases accessed

Industrial/commercial units

Pharmaceutical

1,800

90

80

3

5

Chemical & plastic

2,500

90

70

6

5

Energy etc.

4,600

190

140

7

4

Miscellaneous manufacture

2,900

90

90

2

10

Finance

500

70

60

3

5

Legal

3,100

120

140

3

5

Information consultants

400

20

40

5

3

Media/publishing

300

20

20

3

2

Machinery manufacture

3,300

80

80

6

3

Total industrial & commercial

1,200

70

70

5

4

Other libraries

Central government

7,100

200

280

6

3

Health

4,500

120

300

4

2

Local govcernment

500

30

110

4

3

Museums etc.

-

70

-

11

0

Voluntary organisations

2,800

80

130

1

0

Professional societies etc.

4,800

120

170

5

2

All

2,500

80

100

5

3

 

Use of on-line hosts

% of respondents in each sector using specific online hosts 1996

FT Profile

Dialog

DataStar

Lexis/ Nexis

Reuters

ESA/ IRS

Maid

Industrial/commercial units

Pharmaceutical

22

35

83

9

4

Chemical & plastic

19

81

44

13

Energy etc.

52

59

41

22

22

7

Miscellaneous manufacture

42

89

53

5

16

5

11

Finance

81

43

36

14

35

1

27

Legal

74

7

9

59

11

9

Information consultants

50

36

58

6

12

16

20

Media/publishing

68

27

14

32

18

5

Machinery manufacture

15

67

19

7

11

Total industrial & commercial

55

43

38

16

18

9

14

Other libraries

Central government

34

53

21

11

2

28

8

Health

15

89

Local govcernment

48

37

37

11

11

Museums etc.

67

Voluntary organisations

30

20

30

Professional societies etc.

43

36

40

12

5

14

2

All

47

41

39

13

12

11

11

 

1997 L.I.S.T. online National library statistics

1997 L.I.S.T. online Index

1998 L.I.S.T. online

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