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 the member libraries including population, number of libraries and staff, budgets, acquisitions, fees, collections and materials, membership, visitors, loans, opening hours, enquiries, internet provision and usage, multicultural activities and outreach services. Prior to 2004, the statistics were compiled by Hannover Public Library. Since 2004, Toronto Public Library has assumed responsibility for the compilation of data.
The Statistics also include website addresses of Metropolitan Libraries Section member libraries.
Member libraries include:
- Hong Kong Public Libraries
- Montreal Public Library Network
- San Jose Public Library
- Stockholm Public Library
- MANY OTHERS
Direct to Statistical Survey (28 pages; PDF) ||| Survey Definitions (11 pages; PDF)
Presentation: Libraries in Changing Times: A Global View (28 pages; PDF)
Previous Surveys (2000-2009)
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