ST 3/10: KOSTRA indicators for public libraries

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A set of thirteen indicators for public libraries has been produced by Statistics Norway since 2006.

Data are collected at the municipal level (about 430 units)

Production

  1. Library visits per capita
  2. Loans per capita
  3. Book loans per capita
  4. Children’s books: Loans per child 0-13
  5. Adult books: Loans per adult 14+
  6. Loans non-book media per capita

Resources used

  1. Operating expenditure as a percentage of total municipal expenditure
  2. Operating expenditure per capita
  3. Accessions (all media) per capita
  4. Media and salary expenses per capita
  5. Inhabitants per staff member (FTE)

Productivity

  1. Turnover rate of children’s books
  2. Turnover rate of adult fiction

Resources

  • For more information about KOSTRA and Norwegian library statistics, see Plinius Data: Norway.

APPENDIX

English – Norwegian

Production

  1. Library visits per capita = Besøk i folkebibliotek per innbygger
  2. Loans per capita = Utlån alle medier fra folkebibliotek per innbygger
  3. Book loans per capita = Bokutlån fra folkebibliotek per innbygger i alt
  4. Children’s books: Loans per child 0-13 = Barnelitteratur, antall bokutlån barnelitteratur per innbygger 0-13 år
  5. Adult books: Loans per adult 14+ = Voksenlitteratur, bokutlån voksenlitteratur per innbygger 14 år og over
  6. Loans non-book media per capita = Utlån, andre media i alt fra folkebibliotek per innbygger

Resources used

  1. Operating expenditure as a percentage of total municipal expenditure = Netto driftsutgifter til folkebibliotek i forhold til kommunens totale driftsutgifter (i prosent)
  2. Operating expenditure per capita = Netto driftsutgifter til folkebibliotek per innbygger
  3. Accessions (all media) per capita = Tilvekst alle medier i folkebibliotek per 1000 innbygger
  4. Media and salary expenses per capita = Medie- og lønnsutgifter i folkebibliotek per innbygger
  5. Inhabitants per staff member (FTE) = Årsverk, antall innbyggere per årsverk i folkebibliotek  Enhet : Personer

Productivity

  1. Turnover rate of children’s books = Omløpshastighet barnebøker i folkebibliotek
  2. Turnover rate of adult fiction = Omløpshastighet skjønnlitteratur for voksne i folkebibliotek


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