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LISU Annual Library Statistics 2005

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LISU Annual Library Statistics 2005
featuring Trend Analysis of UK Public & Academic Libraries 1994-2004

This series is now well established as the most comprehensive set of statistics about libraries and information services in the UK. It gives the most recent figures available for libraries in all sectors, presenting the national picture appropriately broken down to give a useful overview of the current position, and in many cases how that position was arrived at. Coverage this year includes:

  • Public libraries - trends for up to ten years, on key aspects of expenditure, stock, services, use and users, by local authority sector.

  • Academic libraries - trends for up to ten years on a range of features including expenditure, users, provision of stock and facilities, drawn primarily from HE institutions’ returns to SCONUL and HCLRG.

  • Other libraries - the most recent information from the three national libraries and libraries in Government departments is given, with some limited trend information where available.

  • Statistics of general interest - including indexes of general, book and periodical price inflation and detailed information on Public Lending Right. A comprehensive bibliography gives details of the various sources used, and other relevant volumes and web sites.

Download full report (pdf 1MB)

Download individual parts of the report below:

List of tables, figures and acknowledgements (pdf 32KB)

Section 1 Introduction, including summary of key findings (pdf 40KB)

Section 2 Public library statistics (pdf 532KB)

Section 3 Academic library statistics (pdf 180KB)

Section 4 Other libraries (pdf 64KB)

Section 5 Miscellaneous statistics (pdf 88KB)

Bibliography and associated publications (pdf 32KB)

Appendices: (pdf 76KB)
A: Authorities missing from CIPFA Actuals
B: Counting public library issues - guidance notes
C: Local government reorganisation

Authors: Claire Creaser, Sally Maynard and Sonya White
ISBN 1901786935 - ISSN 0967-487X
Published December 2005 - pp 197 A4


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