The latest LibEcon newsletter is available from this website and includes a summary of the top public libraries, relevant news for the sector and articles on the future of LibEcon and libraries in the UK.
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International Library Statistics - Trends and Commentary
An updated version of the Millennium Study, international library statistics - trends and commentary based on the Libecon data' has been released using data up to 2001.
Please click here to access the report.
Click here to access the original LibEcon2000 Millennium Study.
The Libecon project is funded up to June 2004
Please click here for a report on the sustainability of the project in the future.
Summary data from LibEcon surveys for the financial year 2001
Data from the recent LibEcon survey covering the years 1997 to 2001 is included in the following summary. Based on returns at 31st July 2003 grossed up for National and Public Libraries and based on initial returns for Tertiary, School and Other Libraries grossed up using the trends for the previous 5 years. This data will be entered in the on-line database by the end of September 2003. Click here for more details.
Comparative downloadable files now available.
Using the latest survey data, up to the year 2001, individual files are now available enabling easy and flexible comparison and investigation of the database with chart or ranked outputs. Click here to access the comparative databases.
Developments in Libraries in Romania.
A report covering major developments in library statistics, information usage and performance measurement in Romania 1998-2002. Report
About the LibEcon project.
The LibEcon project uses internet communications to develop a continuously updated database of library activities and associated costs in the context of their national economies. LibEcon is a project funded by the European Commission DG Information Society www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/home.html under the 5th Framework Programme for research.
LibEcon works through a network of country coordinators to collect statistical data on libraries of all types in a standardised way using its own questionnaire which is based on the ISO 2789 standard International Library Statistics  and ISO 11620 [Library Performance Indicators]. The data is validated, standardised for an international audience, rapidly published on the web, commentated to draw attention to key trends and publicised widely.
The study adds value to the original source material by making it accessible, transparent and useful. For more details click here.