Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World
Proceedings of the conference held in Montréal on 18-19 August 2008 reporting on the Global Library Statistics Project
Ed. by Heaney, Michael
Series:IFLA Publications 138
- eBook open access since 14 August 2011
Aims and Scope
An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.