Saturday, August 9, 2008

PL 22/08: Really big libraries

Filed under: IFLA, statistics — plinius @ 9:24 pm

Toronto Public Library has collected a valuable data set on big urban libraries on behalf of the Metropolitan Libraries Section of IFLA.

The data are published as a single, large table in the Statistics and Evaluation Section Newsletter, July 2008. To make them easier to interpret, I have started to make a series of smaller statistical tables – available through Google Docs – covering particular aspects of library operations.

The first subset covers the thirteen libraries serving populations of more then 1 million inhabitants – and the following variables:

  • Users
  • Visits
  • Virtual visits
  • Loans
  • Information requests
  • In house use


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