Australia: Findings from a Recently Released Study of Public Libraries in Victoria
Some findings from a two-year study of public libraries in Victoria are highlighted.
From The Age:
There are more than 27 million visits to Victoria’s public libraries and 50 million loans a year, with half a million loans in languages other than English.
Digital library services are booming. More than 300,000 e-books were downloaded from public libraries in 2011-12, 15 times as many as the previous year. There were 1.3 million wireless sessions at libraries, more than double the 515,000 from the year before.
About 1.7 million people attended programs in Victorian public libraries last financial year, with story time – reading books to children – the most offered program.
See Also: Learn More About Public Libraries in Victoria from the Public Libraries Victoria Network
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.