Joint Statistics of Finnish Scientific Libraries 2002-2020


The Joint Statistics of Finnish Scientific Libraries data series consists primarily of annual statistics on the activities of the libraries of Finnish higher education institutions from the years 2002-2020. The statistics were collected according to the International Standard ISO 2789 International library statistics.

The statistics contain information about the National Library of Finland, Finnish university libraries, and libraries of the universities of applied sciences. Additionally, the statistics of a few special libraries are included in the data for some years. Each library was responsible for collecting their own data. The National Library of Finland was responsible for the maintenance and development of the Research Library Statistics Database, and also instructed the data collection and reviewed the data. The National Library maintained the Research Library Statistics Database 2002-2020 time series online until 2021.