The main purpose of these statistics is to give a broad overall perspective of the library and information scene in the U.K.
The base year is 1998-99, except where stated otherwise.
In some tables historical data for 1993-94 are included for comparison. Figures in italics are estimates based on incomplete data and feature considerable uncertainty. A dash or blank indicates that a statistic is unavailable or not significant.
Resources and operations; Expenditure; Acquisitions; The library profession by occupation; Inter-library lending.Public library statistics
Lending; Staff, opening etc.; Use; Public library books borrowed; Category analysis; Loans over 1 million; Services to Children.Academic library statistics
Expenditure; Staff and users; Books and periodicals; Use.Special library statistics
Resources.National library statistics
National Library of Wales; National Library of Scotland; The British Library.British Library Document Supply Centre statistics
Source of requests; Facts and Figures (demand and methods of requesting).NHS library statistics
Expenditure; Resources and Operations.School library statistics
Operations; Resources; Staffing.Publishing and book trade statistics
UK publishers' revenue; Books published; Book sales by destination; Periodical prices and number of titles.Contributors and related publications
The 2000 L.I.S.T. was compiled by Sally Maynard and published by
Library & Information Statistics Unit (LISU)
at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicstershire, LE11 3TU
Telephone: +44 (0)1509 223071
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223072
from whom further copies can be obtained.
Queries and suggestions for future versions are welcome, and should be addressed to Sally Maynard.
See the following LISU publications for further information relating to the 2000 L.I.S.T.:
LISU Annual Library Statistics
Average Prices of British/USA Academic Books
Public Library Materials Funds and Budget Survey
A Survey of Library Services to Schools and Children in the UK
A Survey of NHS Libraries: Statistics from the NHS Regional Librarians Group
Copyright © Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, 2000.