Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 20: 145-162 (1982)

原著論文Original Article

公共図書館発展の都道府県間比較Comparative study on Japanese prefectural public libraries

慶應義塾大学文学部文学研究科図書館・情報学科School of Library and Information Science, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

発行日:1983年3月25日Published: March 25, 1983

The authors analysed statistical data taken from the issues in 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, and 1980 of Nippon no Toshokan (Annual statistics on libraries in Japan). The number of public libraries in prefecture, their holdings, annual acquisitions, and circulations were selected to represent prefectural library activities and compared with the number of bookstores, their sales and the population of each prefecture.

Results are: (1) a rapid growth is more evident in every item in the 1975–80 period than previous periods; (2) the growth rates of acquisitions and circulation are greater than those of the numbers of libraries and holdings; (3) almost all prefectures show growths in almost all items in the 1975–80 period; (4) a tendency toward concentration in the metropolitan prefectures is seen in the periods of 1965–1970 and 1970–1975, but such tendency terminates in the 1975–1980 period, especially in the numbers of libraries and acquisitions.

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