Monday, August 21, 2017

Library Map of the World #wlic2017

The Library Map of the World was launched at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. "Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world." You can "adjust map view settings to search by country and explore worldwide totals." Data is not available for all countries: for example, for numbers of libraries, there is no data for the Uk or Ireland, and for France there are numbers given for national, public and academic libraries, but not school libraries. Potentially there are numbers for types of library, loans, staff, volunteers, registered users, and libraries with internet access.
The site is also mapping stories relating to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. So far there are a few stories mapped to the specific SDG and also literally mapped to the country.

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