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Latest Australian public libraries statistics

(6 December 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2015-16 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. The news in full […]


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LegCo Secretariat releases Research Brief on Challenges of Public Libraries in Hong Kong

(29 February 2016) The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat: The Legislative Council Secretariat (the Secretariat) today (February 29) released a Research Brief on Challenges of Public Libraries in Hong Kong. Public libraries provide an important channel for the public to have free access to information and knowledge. In Hong Kong, […]


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Family food survey data: How British diets have changed since 1974

(18 February 2016) The odi.org reports that the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has a transformative open data programme. Defra has committed to publish 8,000 datasets as open data in 12 months and transform how it collects, collaborates with and uses data in everything it does. This week, Defra has published […]


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ITU releases 2015 ICT figures

(26 May 2015, Geneva) New figures released by ITU indicate that over the past 15 years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have grown in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. The new figures track ICT progress and show gaps in connectivity since the year 2000, when world leaders established the […]


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Latest Australian public libraries statistics released

(16 October 2014)  2012-2013 statistical report for Australian public libraries gives a snapshot of the services and resources provided by public libraries, and their usage. In 2012-2013: Australia had 1515 public library service points, with 1439 fixed point libraries and 76 mobile libraries more than 7 out of 10 public libraries were open for more […]


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Half the world will be online by 2017

(21 September 2014, New York) Over 50% of the global population will have internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released today in New York at the 10th meeting of […]


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Academic law and health library statistics 2011-2012 from ARL

If you are interested in statistics about libraries look no further than ARL which has recently published statistics about academic law and health libraries. Read the announcements here: http://www.arl.org/index.shtml The ARL Statistics Collection provides online access to the annual publications ARL Statistics, ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, and ARL Academic Law Library Statistics that […]


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ITU releases latest global technology development figures

New figures released in October by ITU show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to grow worldwide, spurred by a steady fall in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services. The new data, released in ITU’s flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2012, rank the Republic of Korea as the world’s […]


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ARL Statistics 2010–2011 published by ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2010–2011, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 126 member libraries in 2011. Of these, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 11 are public, […]


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Wiley launches StatisticsViews.com, a website for all users of statistics

John Wiley & Sons has launched StatisticsViews.com, a new website created for professional statisticians, analysts, students, and any user of statistics in interdisciplinary subjects as the first place to go when looking for any information related to statistical research. StatisticsViews.com provides all users of statistics with access to the best statistics information that Wiley offers, […]


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