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 1999 Library and Information Statistics Tables

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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 1997-98, except where stated otherwise.

In some tables historical data for 1992-93 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 1999 L.I.S.T.

Green dotGeneral library statistics (includes national, public and academic libraries)
Resources and operations; Expenditure; Acquisitions; The library profession by occupation; Inter-library lending.
Green dotPublic library statistics
Lending; Staff, opening etc.; Use; Public library books borrowed; Category analysis; Loans over 1 million; Services to Children.
Green dotAcademic library statistics
Expenditure; Staff and users; Books and periodicals; Use.
Green dotSpecial library statistics
Green dotNational library statistics
National Library of Wales; National Library of Scotland; The British Library.
Green dotFE library statistics
Resources; Expenditure; Staff; Stock and Use.
Green dotSchool library statistics
Operations; Resources; Staffing.
Green dotPublishing and book trade statistics
UK publishers' revenue; Books published; Book sales by destination; Periodical prices and number of titles.
Green dotContributors and related publications

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The 1999 L.I.S.T. was compiled and published by

LISU, 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 1999 L.I.S.T.:

Green dot LISU Annual Library Statistics

Green dotAverage Prices of British/USA Academic Books

Green dotPublic Library Materials Funds and Budget Survey

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

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

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Copyright © British Library Board, 1999.

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