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.
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.FE library statistics
Resources; Expenditure; Staff; Stock and Use.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 1999 L.I.S.T. was compiled and published by
LISU, Loughborough University, Loughborough,
Leicstershire, LE11 3TU
Telephone: +44 (0)1509 223071
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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.:
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 © British Library Board, 1999.