ST 6/10: Exceptional New Zealand

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The most recent public library statistics of New Zealand are quite exceptionally clear, detailed and easy to use for statistical and training purposes.

The table Public Library Statistics 2008/09 (Excel file 97KB) contains data on fifteen  indicators:

Indicators

  1. Cost per transaction
  2. Issues per capita
  3. Transactions per capita
  4. Members as percentage of population
  5. Expenditure per capita on libraries
  6. Expenditure per capita on materials
  7. Enquiries per capita
  8. Stock turnover
  9. Issues per member
  10. Visits per capita
  11. New holdings per hundred capita
  12. Issues per staff member [twice!]
  13. Transactions per staff member
  14. Holdings per capita
  15. Staff per 1000 population

APPENDIX

Variables

  1. Name of Local Authority
  2. Population
  3. Level
  4. Central library
  5. Branch libraries
  6. Mobile
  7. Joint use libraries
  8. Total libraries
  9. Community libraries
  10. Total Community and other libraries
  11. Hours open per annum
  12. Staff FTE
  13. Holdings
  14. Issues by staff
  15. Patron self-issue
  16. Total issues
  17. Enquiries
  18. Registered members
  19. Visits to libraries
  20. Reserves
  21. Items added
  22. Titles added
  23. Salaries
  24. Training
  25. Materials
  26. Other Expenditure
  27. Total expenditure
  28. Rates funding
  29. Income from fees and charges
  30. Sponsorship or Partnership funding
  31. Other Income
  32. Income sources
  33. Total Income
  34. Library Management System
  35. Public Internet terminals
  36. Internet users
  37. Wifi sessions
  38. OPAC computers
  39. Database subs
  40. Income as %
  41. Expenditure
  42. Total Transactions

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