Academic book prices
Each autumn, YBP Library Services publishes a report on price and output for new books published during the year to 30 June, covering UK and US titles, and providing a useful index to English-language publishing trends for scholarly, professional and scientific books.
CIPFA Information Services
CIPFA – the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy – compile data about public library authorities in the UK.
Fines & Charges In Public Libraries in England & Wales
An annual survey carried out by the SINTO (the Information Partnership for South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire) Office, covering public library authorities in England and Wales. From 2012, this survey has been undertaken by LISU.
A project funded by DG13 of the European Commission which aims to provide a continuously updated database of statistics about library activities and associated costs for each of 29 European countries in the context of their national economies. Datasets for each country are available in PDF format, or you can download all the validated raw and grossed data collected by the survey so far in a zipped Excel file.
ARL Statistics and Measurement Program
The Association of Research Libraries provides WWW access to their statistical dataset, covering research libraries in North America.
Survey of Library and Learning Resources Services in Further Education
The results of a survey of over 500 Further Education College Libraries, published in 2003, conducted jointly by CILIP and the Information Management Research Institute (IMRI) at Northumbria University.
Book Marketing Ltd (BML)
BML provides specialist information for and about the book industry. They offer a complete range of both qualitative and quantitative research services including their flagship survey Books and the Consumer which has been developed to provide continuous purchasing information on the consumer book market. Their web pages contain general data about the UK consumer book market.
UK Statistics Authority
Official statistics for the United Kingdom, covering the economy, state, land and people of the UK.
Retail Price Index
Data provided by Devon Research & Intelligence Services as part of the Devon Facts & Figures web site.
The Association for Information Management.
CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
The body resulting from the merger of the Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS).
Library and Information Organisations
Arts Council England
In 2011 Arts Council England took over responsibility for supporting and developing English public libraries from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
Department for Culture Media & Sport
DCMS is the Government department with responsibility for libraries, museums and archives in England.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
The leading international body representing the interests of
library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and
The MLA was dispanded in 2011. The National Archives' website has details of available MLA records and large sections of information from the MLA’s website are available through the National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.
The Publishers Association
The Publishers Association is the focal point for all book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. The PA's web site has details of key facts relating to the publishing industry which may be of interest.
of College, National & University Libraries
SCONUL promotes excellence in library services in higher education and national libraries across the UK and Ireland.
UKOLN The UK Office for Library and Information Networking
A centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.
Jobs and studentships in the academic community, including Librarianship and Information Science.
CILIP's website for library and information jobs in all sectors.