ST 1/10: IFLA/SES Core indicators

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The latest version of the Statistics and Evaluation Section Core indicators for public and higher education libraries was published in 2009:

1. Access and facilities

  • Average number of public libraries per 1000 inhabitants
  • Weighted average opening hours for public libraries
  • Average opening hours for higher education institution libraries
  • Percentage of public libraries offering an Internet access for users
  • Percentage of public libraries offering websites

2. Collection

  • Average number of volumes in higher education institution libraries per student of higher education
  • Average number of volumes in public libraries per 1000 inhabitants
  • Average number of volumes in public libraries per 1000 literate inhabitants

4. Library use and users

  • Number of registered users per 1000 inhabitants in public libraries
  • Number of registered users per 1000 literate inhabitants in public libraries
  • Number of registered users in higher education libraries as a percentage of number of students
  • Average number of loans per 1000 inhabitants in public libraries
  • Average number of loans per 1000 literate inhabitants in public libraries
  • Average number of loans per student (higher education) in higher education institution libraries
  • Number of visits in public libraries per 1000 inhabitants
  • Number of visits in public libraries per 1000 literate inhabitants
  • Number of visits in higher education institution libraries per students of higher education

5. Library staff

  • Average number of employees in public libraries
  • Average number of employees in higher education institution libraries
  • Ratio of female to male employees in public libraries
  • Ratio of female to male employees in higher education institutions libraries

6. Expenditure

  • Expenditure on literature and information per inhabitant in public libraries
  • Expenditure on literature and information per student

Source: Global Library Statistics, by Simon Ellis, Michael Heaney, Pierre Meunier and Roswitha Poll, IFLA Journal no. 2, 2009, p. 123

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