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2000 Library & Information Statistics 

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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.

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Contents of the 2000 L.I.S.T.

Blue dot General library statistics (includes national, public and academic libraries)
Resources and operations; Expenditure; Acquisitions; The library profession by occupation; Inter-library lending.
Blue dotPublic library statistics
Lending; Staff, opening etc.; Use; Public library books borrowed; Category analysis; Loans over 1 million; Services to Children.
Blue dotAcademic library statistics
Expenditure; Staff and users; Books and periodicals; Use.
Blue dotSpecial library statistics
Blue dotNational library statistics
National Library of Wales; National Library of Scotland; The British Library.
Blue dotBritish Library Document Supply Centre statistics
Source of requests; Facts and Figures (demand and methods of requesting).
Blue dotNHS library statistics
Expenditure; Resources and Operations.
Blue dotSchool library statistics
Operations; Resources; Staffing.
Blue dotPublishing and book trade statistics
UK publishers' revenue; Books published; Book sales by destination; Periodical prices and number of titles.
Blue dotContributors and related publications

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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.:

Blue dot LISU Annual Library Statistics

Blue dotAverage Prices of British/USA Academic Books

Blue dotPublic Library Materials Funds and Budget Survey

Blue dotA Survey of Library Services to Schools and Children in the UK

Blue dotA Survey of NHS Libraries: Statistics from the NHS Regional Librarians Group

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Copyright © Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, 2000.

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