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1998 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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NATIONAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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The British Library

London reference material

Holdings 1997

Acquisitions 1996-97

Monographs

12,169,000

81,518

Newspapers

643,000

7,783

Stamps

8,166,000

9,600

Maps

2,286,000

126,148

Music scores

1,429,000

1,218

Sound discs

1,032,000

30,380

Patents

40,585,000

1,102,581

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Monogrpahs

3,074,000

36,710

Serial titles

260,000

43,329

Reports (microform)

4,100,000

110,000

Theses

590,000

12,100

 

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National Library of Wales

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Holdings 1997

Manuscripts and records

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Deeds and documents

4,000,000

Bound volumes

75,000

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Pictures and maps

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Maps, plans, charts, etc.

1,254,000

Bound atlases, maps

3,400

Paintings, prints etc.

57,000

Bound volumes

2,500

Video and TV (hours)

70,000

Sound recordings (hours)

40,000

Photographic images

500,000

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Printed books

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Bound monographs

3,000,000

Bound periodicals

1,000,000

Pamphlets, music, etc.

500,000

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Other

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Reels of microfilm

25-30,000

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National Library of Scotland

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Acquisitions

Monographs

89,510

Periodicals (in parts)

120,767

Newspapers (issues)

41,803

Official publications

31,376

Music

1,722

Maps

11,876

Ordnance Survey microforms

13,390

Photographic reproductions

1,249

Ephemera

579

Microforms

29,086

New media

2,345

Total

343,703

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Use

Reader visits

80,472

Items issued

281,066

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