April 16, 2014

Children Borrowing More Books From Japan’s School Libraries & More New Library Statistics

From Kyodo News Service (via The Japan Times): The number of books checked out by elementary school children from libraries nationwide reached a record average of 26 per child in fiscal 2010, the education ministry said. The increase from 18.8 per child in the previous survey in fiscal 2007 apparently reflects the trend of refraining […]

Reference: Report/Statistics/Infographic: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters of Planet’s Population

From The World Bank: Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report released today by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology […]

Education Statistics: NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

New online from the National Center for Education Statistics. Title Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11 Highlights Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (9 percent increase) […]

New Report, Statistics: Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline

Title Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline Authors Yassine Gargouri Universite du Quebec a Montreal Vincent Larivière Universite du Quebec a Montreal Yves Gingras Universite du Quebec a Montreal Les Carr University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Stevan Harnad Universite du Quebec a Montreal Source via arXiv Abstract Most refereed journal […]

U.S. Census Releases New Version of OntheMap for Emergency Management Interactive Web App

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: New features in the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). New […]

Reference: Digest of Education Statistics 2011 Now Available

Released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics. The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially […]

Statistical Survey of IFLA’s Metropolitan Libraries Section 2010, 59 Libraries From 23 Countries

From the International Federation of Library Associations Web Site: It was compiled by Toronto Public Library on behalf of the Section. There was a record participation from 59 libraries from 25 countries. The results are also reported in a presentation, under the title Libraries in Changing Times: A Global View. The Statistics collate information from […]

New Reference Resource: State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting From U.S. Census

From the U.S. Census Web Site: The Census Bureau today released a menu-driven, interactive Web page permitting users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010. In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over […]

New Statistics: Older Adults and Internet Use, 53% of U.S. Seniors Now Using Net or Email

Released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. From the Overview: As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half […]

New Statistics From Scholar One: “Global Publishing: Changes in Submission Trends and the Impact on Scholarly Publishers”

Scholar One is a Thomson Reuters service. The full text white paper is available (free) but requires registration. From a News Release: The ScholarOne Manuscriptsreport, Global Publishing: Changes in submission trends and the impact on scholarly publishers, confirms what scholarly publishers have long suspected: submission rates are not only rising overall, but are increasing significantly […]