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This page contains links to library statistics from Norway in the Plinius Data Bank.

Picture from Northern Norway (Finnmark).

Some relevant statistics from neighbouring fields – like media, culture and education – are also included.

Tables

Historical

National: DIFI

The Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI) started a biannual series of citizen surveys in 2009 (Innbyggerundersøkelsen – in Norwegian). The surveys basically measure user satisfaction with a range of public services – including public libraries. The program is big, well-designed and promises a steady stream of interesting data about trends and patterns.

In additional to a general survey of all citizens, a sample of people who actually use particular services – including public libraries, receive specially designed questionnaires on that  service. Results from the first round of the general survey were published in January 2010. Results from the second round, on individual services, were published in November. All data are available for free re-use on the web.

National library

The National Library has now (mid 2011) released the complete public library spreadsheet for 2009. I have (August 2011) processed some of the new material:

National: other

Academic libraries
  • Fagbibliotek. Norge. 2008.
  • Selected academic and special libraries. Norway. 2008. Some basic variables and indicators.
  • UBO 1999-2010. Oslo University Library. Periodical subscriptions. Staff (FTEs)

KOSTRA (Muncipalities)

  • 2010 KOSTRA data with indicators. The data processing described (Norwegian).

Municipalities: Other

Regional and local

See also Fylkesstatistikk (County statistics). In Norwegian.

Book titles

CTT/TTT

Graphics

Bubble diagrams

Education

  • HiO, HiAk og høyskolene.
    • Selected data from the Norwegian Higher Education Data Base [Database for høyere utdanning]

Resources

In Norway, the main producers of library statistics are

Statistics Norway

Statistics Norway has an extremely rich and highly professional web site. To utilize it fully, it must be explored in detail. Here I indicate two points of access to library statistics:

The latter page gives a brief introduction to the KOSTRA system. The KOSTRA data base contains standardized statistics for all municipal services – including public libraries. To go further, we must enter the Norwegian part of the site.

In my own work, I mainly use KOSTRA Table 04692 (= Tabell: 04692: K. Kultur – nivå 3 (K)), which provides individual values for all the variables that are used to calculate library indicators.

The Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority (ABM-utvikling)

Samstat – with TTT/CTT

  • Samarbeidsutvalget for bibliotekstatistikk [Joint committee for library statistics] consists of representatives from most library associations at the national level.
  • TTT. [Tverrgående trafikktelling = CTT]. Home page in Norwegian with links to resources.
  • CTT. [Count the Traffic = TTT]. Home page in English with links to resources.

Plinius: blog posts on library statistics

APPENDIX

The following tables have been replaced by newer  tables above.

11 kommentarer »

  1. Statistikken fra de 3 studenter på hvordan Læringssenteret P48 brukes var interessant! Riktignok ble også arealer i 4-6 observert, men disse ligger utenfor LS. Jeg tror saken vil være interessant på Bok og bibliotek, gjerne i studentenes egen versjon på engelsk!

    Ellers synes jeg at termen læringssenter etter disse resultatene står langt sterke enn bibliotek som dekkende for hva aktivitetene består i. Resultatene er forsåvidt ikke overraskende, men det er sannsynligvis få som kjenner til hvordan bruken virkelig er.

    Kommentar av Hans Martin Fagerli — onsdag, mai 20, 2009 @ 10:45 am

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