All indicators (I)

The following set of global library indicators was proposed in 2007:

Public libraries A

1. Average number of public library employees [per library]
2. Percentage of public libraries providing users with internet access
3. Ratio of female to male public library employees
4. Expenditure on literature and information per capita by public libraries
5. Percentage of public libraries with websites

Higher education libraries

6. Number of registered users in higher education libraries as a percentage of number of students of these institutions
7. Average number of higher education library employees
8. Average number of volumes in higher education libraries per 1000 students of these institutions
9. Average number of higher education library loans per student of these institutions
10. Ratio of female to male higher education library employees
11. Expenditure on literature and information at higher education libraries per student of these institutions
12. Number of visits to higher education libraries per student of these institutions

Public libraries B
13. Average number of public libraries per 1000 inhabitants
14. Average number of public libraries per 1000 literate inhabitants
15. Average number of volumes in public libraries per 1000 inhabitants
16. Number of registered public library users per 1000 inhabitants
17. Average number of public library loans per 1000 inhabitants
18. Average number of volumes in public libraries per 1000 literate inhabitants
19. Number of registered public library users per 1000 literate inhabitants
20. Average number of public library loans per 1000 literate inhabitants
21. Number of public library visits per 1000 inhabitants
22. Number of public library visits per 1000 literate inhabitants

Source: IFLA/ISO/UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The 2007 International Library Survey in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF)

One Response to “All indicators (I)”

  1. Tord Says:

    The latest version of Section Core indicators

    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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