2017 Library Statistics

Dave Rowe made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

FAO The Library Service.

Dear Library Service,

Hello. I have two requests that shouldn't be much trouble.

1. Could you answer if the library service or local authority completes annual CIPFA library stats. These are as detailed here:
http://www.cipfa.org/services/statistics...

2. If the answer to the above is Yes, please could you send your 2017 CIPFA library stats return (covering financial year 2016/2017)?

It is important that this should be sent in the exact format (a copy of the same file) that is sent to CIPFA.

To try and pre-empt any concerns about this request, there is no reason why the authority should not be able to also supply this data to third parties as well as CIPFA. And in this case it's subject to Freedom of Information, without exemption, as it is data that is compiled and held by the authority.

There are many examples of previous Freedom of Information requests for this data. Only one seemed to be rejected, by Derbyshire County Council, based on their belief that it was exempt as it would be possible to obtain these from CIPFA. This was clearly wrong though, and was overturned on appeal by the Solicitor for the Director of Legal Services in that Council.

If you're interested (though it's not very interesting) you can read it through here:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

But anyway, it'll be a good thing so don't worry!

Yours faithfully,

Dave Rowe

Corporate Information Unit, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Dave Rowe

 

Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information received at this office on 9^th
September  2017 please see the Council’s response below.

 

You requested

 

1.    Could you answer if the library service or local authority completes
annual CIPFA library stats - Yes

 

2.    If the answer to the above is Yes, please could you send your 2017
CIPFA library stats return (covering financial year 2016/2017)? - Please
see attached excel document ‘RFI 9834’

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Debbie Hinsley

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

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Bolton, BL1 1RU

 

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