About the Statistics and Evaluation Section

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.

Mailing lists:

IFLAstat: IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section Mailing List

The IFLAstat list exists to promote the discussion and exchange of information about the compilation and use of statistics and evaluation in libraries

Note: The list is restricted to subscribers.

StatEV: Discussion list for the Standing Committee Members of the Statistics and Evaluation Section

The list is meant for the quick communication between the Members of the Standing Committee. Its purpose is to promote and to facilitate the communication between the members of the group

Note: The list is restricted to the members of the section

Statistics and Evaluation

Last update: 9 October 2015