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The MSRT Libraries' Statistics

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Founded: 
December 2017
1st Version
Introduction

The very first efforts on producing statistics on libraries in Iran returns back to 1928 and 1945. In 1928, a book was published on "statistical reports on Maaref library's books and journals". In 1945, some statistics were published on the number of the National Library staff. Both works are preserved in Iran National Museum. However, "an overview on the libraries' statistics" which was published in 1974 in six pages seems to be the first organized work in this regard.

Now, there are many different statistics on libraries introducing the state of libraries from various perspectives. Using IT, IranDoc has established a portal for Libraries' Statistics. This portal gathers and reports statistics on libraries aiming two things.

  1. It gathers information and statistics from libraries and presents this information to users so that they can make better use of the libraries' services. Users can search libraries using various fields and access their needed information, using multiple filters. Then they are able to make better decision on whether or not they should be visiting the library.
  2. It provides policy makers with useful statistics on the latest status of the libraries and their work trend in various areas, i.e. staff, infrastructure, collection, budget, and services. Policy makers may use this information to make informed decisions on how to allocate and/or evaluate resources.

This is IranDoc's first portal that delivers statistics considering policies and regulations ruling in Iran Higher Education deployment regions and its 10 science and technology regions and makes that information available to users too.

The MSRT Libraries' Statistics