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Public Libraries

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Business Dynamics, Business Statistics
Petur Solnes Jonsson
+45 3917 3056

psj@dst.dk

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Public Libraries

The purpose of the statistics is to disseminate the activity in the area of public libraries in Denmark. The statistics are produced by Statistics Denmark on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. From 2000 and up to and including 2009 the statistics was produced by the Ministry of Culture. . The main information is stock, growth, lending, renewal of loans and interlibrary loans.

Statistical presentation

The purpose of the statistics is to disseminate the activity in the area of public libraries in Denmark. The statistics are produced by Statistics Denmark on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. Up to and including 2009 the statistics was produced by the Ministry of Culture.

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Statistical processing

Statistics Denmark process the collected data, them validate and publish them in Statbank a half years after the reference year.

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Relevance

The statistics are available for all who are interested in the library business such as politicians, media, students and NGOs. There has been no study of user satisfaction in this statistic. There is regular contact with the Danish Culture authority on the quality and relevance of the statistics.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistic includes all public libraries in Denmark. Uncertainty caused by incorrectly reported figures are sought minimized thorough massive inspection of the reported figures.

For the reference years 2016 and 2017 will numbers of loans, stock, growth, interlibrary loans and active loaners not be published. This is due to problems caused by the change in administrative IT-systems for the libraries in these years.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Data is collected by Statistics Denmark in the first half of the year immediately following the survey year. Publishing occurs in early July. The total production time is six months. The statistics are published according to the schedule without delay. Due to problems with datacollection is the statistic for reference years 2016 and 2017 delayed.

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Comparability

Use of standards within the library in Denmark reflects both concrete Danish needs but also the organization of the international standard work. Statistics on public libraries are thus comparable with international statistics to the extent they are based on the same international standards.

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Accessibility and clarity

Publishing is in the following channels:

News from Statistics Denmark http://www.Statbank.dk

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