Statistics and Evaluation Section

Division: Support of the Profession

The Section aims to promote the compilation and use of statistics both in the successful management and operation of libraries and in the demonstration of the value of libraries outside the profession. It is concerned with the definition, standardization, collection, analysis, interpretation, publication and use of statistical data from all types of library and information service activity—including statistics of technically innovative services. Case studies of good practice and international benchmark comparisons are within its scope as is collaboration with international agencies such as UNESCO and ISO.

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This Section is sponsoring the E-Metrics Special Interest Group.

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Last update: 2 April 2014

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Revised Library Statistics for Advocacy training module now available

A revised and expanded version of the training module, Library Statistics for Advocacy, is now available from the IFLA Online Learning Platform. This module was designed by a working group of IFLA's Statistics and Evaluation Section.

29 November 2011