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LISU Annual Library Statistics 2004

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LISU Annual Library Statistics 2004
featuring Trend Analysis of UK Public & Academic Libraries 1993-2003

This series is now well established as the most comprehensive set of statistics about libraries and information services in the UK. It gives the most recent figures available for libraries in all sectors, presenting the national picture appropriately broken down to give a useful overview of the current position, and in many cases how that position was arrived at. Coverage this year includes:

  • Public libraries - trends for up to ten years, on key aspects of expenditure, stock, services, use and users, by local authority sector.

  • Academic libraries - trends for up to ten years on a range of features including expenditure, users, provision of stock and facilities, drawn primarily from HE institutions’ returns to SCONUL and HCLRG.

  • Other libraries - the most recent information from the three national libraries and libraries in Government departments is given, with some limited trend information where available. A summary of the latest CILIP survey of libraries in further education colleges.

  • Statistics of general interest - including indexes of general, book and periodical price inflation, detailed information on Public Lending Right, and the BBC “Big Read”. A comprehensive bibliography gives details of the various sources used, and other relevant volumes and web sites.

Download full report (pdf 7.2 MB)

Download individual parts of the report below:

List of tables, figures and acknowledgements (pdf 64 KB)

Section 1 Introduction and Executive summary (pdf 196 KB)

Section 2 Public library statistics (pdf 4.1 MB)

Section 3 Academic library statistics (pdf 1.3 MB)

Section 4 Other libraries (pdf 540 KB)

Section 5 Miscellaneous statistics (pdf 788 KB)

Bibliography and associated publications (pdf 140 KB)

Appendices: (pdf 280 KB)
A: Authorities missing from CIPFA Actuals
B: Counting public library issues - guidance notes
C: Local government reorganisation

Authors: Claire Creaser, Sally Maynard and Sonya White
ISBN 1901786765 - ISSN 0967-487X
Published December 2004 - pp 198 A4


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