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.

This unit is part of the Professional Division H.