This page registers posts dealing with statistics from the library blog Plinius (the English version) since April 2005.
A parallell page covers all statistics posts from the Norwegian version of Plinius.
- P 15/13: The retail library. In a digital environment libraries need to study their customers in order to serve their needs
- PL 14/13: Election platform for Singapore. IFLA officers are up for election every two years.
- PL 13/13: Hack your library. How can users combine public library data with demographic data, education and health data, economic indicators, arts and culture indicators, or other community indicators?
- PL 8/13: Improving practices. Paper for the IFLA Standards Committee.
- PL 6/13: Bourdieu is smiling. Major new study of class structure in Great Britain.
- PL 5/13: Statistics workshop in South Africa. A full day event arranged by IATUL – The International Association of Academic and Technical Libraries
- PL 38/12: Ten years of library development. In the US academy, physical use goes down while e-books and funding (!) go up.
- PL 35/12: What to do when nothing happens?. All chiefs and no Indians
- PL 34/12: How to market library indicators. Strange variations in the price of ISO documents
- PL 31/12: Indicators at IFLA. Paper for the Turku satellite conference.
- PL 27/12: Students at work (slides). See PL 26/12.
- PL 26/12: Students at work. Paper for the SCECSAL conference in Nairobi June 2012.
- PL 22/12: NPM from below. Walking slowly in the right direction. Turku paper part 8: Conclusion.
- PL 21/12: The social approach. Deep change is a political process. Turku paper part 7.
- PL 20/12: Academic libraries. Bergen University Library stands out. Turku paper part 6.
- PL 19/12: Academic indicators. Just one official indicator set. Turku paper part 5.
- PL 18/12: Big public libraries. Very few indicators are actually used. Turku paper part 4.
- PL 17/12: Public library indicators. Three current sets of indicators. Turku paper part 3.
- PL 16/12: Change work. Do you prefer to be in the front, in the middle or in the back?. Turku paper part 2.
- PL 15/12: Top-down or bottom-up?. A different approach to indicator development. Turku paper part 1: Introduction.
- PL 14/12: Statistics for Advocacy at Makerere. Plans for a course this summer
- PL 13/12: Traffic study of Tromsø Public Library. Visual analysis of full-scale CTT study in November 2011
- PL 12/12: Metropolitan statistics
- PL 10/12: Indicators without customers. Summary of Turku satellite conference paper.
- PL 9/12: Global statistics 2012. Trends in library statistics.
- PL 8/12: News from the North – which means Norway.
- PL 7/12: Electronic subscriptions. Strange numbers from Norway.
- PL 6/12: Correcting the KOSTRA statistics. Comparisons are meaningless without deeper analysis.
- PL 5/12: A conceptual study of web traffic. Paper published in LIBER
- PL 3/12: Picture the problem! Presentations are messages. Presentation design is visual rhetoric..
- PL 35/11: Explore and process. About Plinius Data.
- PL 28/11: A German quality index. BIX for academic libraries
- PL 27/11: An American data hero. Robert E. Molyneux sets up archive
- PL 26/11: A necessary evil. Singers and statisticians.
- PL 25/11: Good statistics advice. How to deal with numbers.
- PL 24/11: Size matters. Norwegian public libraries 2010
- PL 11/11: Immigrants in a digital Norway. Substantial study of digital skills
- PL 9/11: Less public library use in Finland. 2010 stats just published.
- PL 4/11: Low salaries in “people professions”. US salary statistics
- PL 3/11: Whichbook and Ønskebok.no. Usage statistics in Norway and Great Britain
- PL 61/10: Participatory culture. New report from McArthur Foundation
- PL 60/10: Digital divide in the classroom. Solid Norwegian study.
- PL 59/10: Statistics for action
- PL 58/10: Typical US libraries 2006
- PL 57/10: A global questionnaire
- PL 56/10: Books, libraries and social class. Cultural statistics from Sweden
- PL 55/10: An image of productivity. Using scatter diagrams to study public libraries
- PL 54/10: Statistics agenda in Gøteborg. Business details.
- PL 53/10: Practical advocacy. Competitive sports in five different leagues.
- PL 52/10: Library ratings. Two US quality indexes compete for attention
- PL 51/10: Student behavior in academic libraries. Systematic observation using CTT
- PL 50/10: Count The Traffic 2010. Revised presentation of the CTT method – with new data from public libraries.
- PL 48/10: Promoting Portugal – through library statistics
- PL 47/10: Children who “live” at the library. Average visit lasts nearly an hour …
- PL 30/10: Lecture notes on CTT. A brief introduction to traffic counts in libraries
- PL 29/10: New fact sheets. Traffic data – and a bit of context – from individual libraries
- PL 19/10: Statistics as evidence. Lecture notes for summer course in Finland
- PL 17/10: New statistics course tested in Crete. With feedback from participants.
- PL 16/10: Learn to count – by video. A fifteen minute introduction to Count The Traffic
- PL 15/10: New roles for regional libraries. Cultural institute in Cracow writes about Project 18.
- PL 14/10: Indicators and advocacy. Links to lecture notes in English and Polish
- PL 12/10: Fact sheets for libraries. Quick looks.
- PL 11/10: A simple way to knowledge. An article on the CTT study at Oslo University College – by three Erasmus students – has just been published by the Norwegian library journal Bok og bibliotek.
- PL 10/10: Size and productivity. Markku Laitinen comments on a study presented at Stellenbosch in 2007
- PL 9/10: Dwell time. British archives measure how long visitors stay.
- PL 7/10: Performance and impact. Statistical indicators in the Global Libraries program.
- PL 6/10: Indicators based on KOSTRA. Proposal for a set of six external (advocacy) and twenty internal (management) indicators.
- PL 5/10: Indicator politics. IFLA-paper proposed for the Statistics and Evaluation Section 2010.
- PL 4/10: Summer statistics. LATINA is a summer course for teachers, librarians and students who want to work easily and fluently on the web.
Plinius on Sunday
- PS 2/09. Private lives and public libraries. Proposed paper on traffic counting for Northumbria 8
- See Florence 2009 for full paper
- PS 1/09. How to win friends. Proposed paper on statistical indicators for Northumbria 8
- See Florence 2009 for full paper
- PL 62/09: Libraries in Spain. Loans and visits in Spanish regions.
- PL 61/09: Difficult statistics. Uncertain data in Mexico
- PL 55/09. Cultural heritage statistics. Link collection to the IFLA papers 2009.
- PL 54/09. Global Statistics phase 2. Documenting the work of libraries.
- PL 53/09. Children’s share up by 50% in the UK. Substantial shift in demand.
- PL 52/09. Beyond the bubble. Combine library statistics with other types of statistical data
- PL 51/09. Reading and library use in Italy. Big national survey in 2006.
- PL 50/09. Memory of the Netherlands. Low traffic to broad portal.
- PL 48/09. Changing lives in Poland. Rural and small-town libraries make a differece.
- PL 47/09. Statistical agendas. Links to IFLA papers for the Statistics on the Agenda session in Milan.
- PL 46/09. New indicators for public libraries. Two new papers on library statistics.
- PL 33/09. Ten European city libraries. Data from the Tibidabo project.
- PL 32/09. Computers everywhere. Mobile PCs on campus
- PL 20/09. Statistics and advocacy. Seven papers accepted for IFLA in Milan.
- PL 13/09. One billion internet users. Latest statistics on global web traffic.
- PL 9/09. Traffic counting in Porto. Traffic study workshop at the BOBCATSSS conference.
- PL 6/09. Statistics for action. Twenty-two submissions for our session in Milan
- PL 1/09. Easy access to statistics. Announcing Plinius Data Bank.
- PL 63/08. Five years in UK. Adult book lending down by 25%.
- PL 61/08. Industrial and digital statistics. Two models for statistical production.
- PL 53/08. Statistics on the agenda. A call for papers for Milan.
- PL 51/08. Measuring access to digital culture. A European indicator project.
- PL 49/08. Putting statistics to work 2. How to reason more with statistical data.
- PL 48/08. Putting statistics to work 1. How to reason with statistical data.
- PL 45/08. Evidence-based librarianship 101. Basic concepts – from the EBLIP journal.
- PL 44/08. Visits in Denmark and Norway. Decreasing number of public library visits per capita since 2005.
- PL 42/08. Lending of non-fiction. New data on Norwegian titles.
- PL 41/08. Steady decline in book lending. The trend is down, down, down.
- PL 39/08. Most books are flops. The US book trade has an exceptionally long and thin tail.
- PL 38/08. Web traffic to Danish portals. Nes statistics show to moderate interest in national portals.
- PL 28/08: Global library statistics. W When library data are sparse on the ground, statistics must be developed from the ground.
- PL 23/08. Virtual visits in large cities. Metropolitan data.
- PL 22/08. Really big libraries. Collected by Toronto.
- PL 21/08. Metropolitan visits. Distributed by IFLA.
- PL 19/08. Physical and virtual traffic. My two papers for Quebec both deal with traffic..
- PL 7/08. Traffic papers for IFLA 2008. Libraries need visitors – and visitor statistics.
- PL 5/08. The high cost of quality. Proposal for IFLA satellite paper on technical and political issues in library indicator development.
- PL 4/08. Observing the traffic. Proposal for IFLA paper on physial visitor statistics.
- PL 3/08. How much is much?. Proposal for IFLA paper on national library web visitor statistics.
- PL 27/07. Ups and downs in lending. Monthly loans from Norwegian public libraries.
- PL 26/07. Close encounters of the library kind. What happens when people live far from libraries?
- PL 25/07. More fiction in smaller libraries. And more non-fiction in large ones.
- PL 24/07. NTC – Listen to your public.
- PL 23/07. NTC – What happens inside libraries?
- PL 22/07. NTC – Visitors and users
- PL 21/07. NTC – How to measure lending
- PL 20/07. NTC – The idea of sampling
- PL 19/07. Numbers That Count – Program
- PL 18/07. NTC – Numbers that count. Presentation of the proposal.
- PL 16/07. Statistics in Stellenbosch
- PL 14/07. Statistical returns. On IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section.
- PL 12/07. Productivity and size in public libraries. Summary of paper for 7th Northumbria conference