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Academic book prices
Each autumn, YBP Library Services publishes a report on price and output for new books published during the year to 30 June, covering UK and US titles, and providing a useful index to English-language publishing trends for scholarly, professional and scientific books.

CIPFA Information Services
CIPFA – the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy – compile data about public library authorities in the UK.

Fines & Charges In Public Libraries in England & Wales
An annual survey originally carried out by the SINTO (the Information Partnership for South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire) Office, covering public library authorities in England and Wales. From 2012, this survey has been undertaken by LISU.

A project funded by DG13 of the European Commission which aims to provide a continuously updated database of statistics about library activities and associated costs for each of 29 European countries in the context of their national economies. Datasets for each country are available in PDF format, or you can download all the validated raw and grossed data collected by the survey so far in a zipped Excel file.

ARL Statistics and Measurement Program
The Association of Research Libraries provides WWW access to their statistical dataset, covering research libraries in North America.

Survey of Library and Learning Resources Services in Further Education
The results of a survey of over 500 Further Education College Libraries, published in 2003, conducted jointly by CILIP and the Information Management Research Institute (IMRI) at Northumbria University.

Nielsen Market Research
Established in 1990 as BML (Book Marketing Ltd), Nielsen Market Research provides market research information and business intelligence on book consumers. They monitor the British book market through Books & Consumers, a resource for understanding consumer book buying behaviour, collects information on consumer book book purchasing from all sources from 3,000 book buyers aged 13-84 each month.

UK Statistics Authority
Official statistics for the United Kingdom, covering the economy, state, land and people of the UK.

Retail Price Index
Data provided by Devon Research & Intelligence Services as part of the Devon Facts & Figures web site.

Professional Associations

The Association for Information Management.

CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
The body resulting from the merger of the Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS).

Library and Information Organisations

Arts Council England
In 2011 Arts Council England took over responsibility for supporting and developing English public libraries from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

Department for Culture Media & Sport
DCMS is the Government department with responsibility for libraries, museums and archives in England.

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
The leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Museums, Libraries and Achives Council
The MLA was dispanded in 2011. The National Archives' website has details of available MLA records and large sections of information from the MLA’s website are available through the National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

The Publishers Association
The Publishers Association is the focal point for all book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. The PA's web site has details of key facts relating to the publishing industry which may be of interest.

SCONUL Society of College, National & University Libraries
SCONUL promotes excellence in library services in higher education and national libraries across the UK and Ireland.

UKOLN The UK Office for Library and Information Networking
A centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.

Jobs and studentships in the academic community, including Librarianship and Information Science.
CILIP's website for library and information jobs in all sectors


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