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Libraries: How they stack up (2003)

Libraries: How they stack up (2003)

Libraries: How They Stack Up, released in 2003, provides a snapshot of the economic impact of libraries worldwide. The report contains some interesting comparisons of library economics and activies to other sectors, professions and destinations in the global economy.

The report presents statistics showing how libraries and librarianship "stack up" as:

  • Economic engines
  • Logistics experts
  • Valued destinations
  • Information providers
  • A profession

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