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National reports

Archive of published reports

On this page we're providing links to a selection of national reports that we hope will be of interest and relevance to staff in LIEM member organisations.

Please let us know of any reports you feel should be included.


June 2015

The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment Acrobat document  A literature review by BOP Consulting for The Reading Agency.

E-lending pilot report Acrobat document  From The Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association

May 2015

Income Generation for Public Libraries Acrobat document  Arts Council England report: Learning and case studies from a national pilot project in England

April 2015

Technology in Libraries: investing in the future Acrobat document  Report from lorensbergs

Childrens Library JourneysAcrobat document ASCEL report

March 2015

The health and educational benefits of sport and culture Acrobat document  Further analysis from the Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) strategic research programme.

The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Public Libraries Acrobat document  Commissioned by the Arts Council and carried out by Daniel Fujiwara, Ricky Lawton, Susana Mourato for SImetrica.

The cost of the cuts Acrobat document : the impact on local government and poorer communities, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries [MAIPLE] Acrobat document  by  Loughborough University for the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Reading Between the Lines: the Benefits of Reading for Pleasure Acrobat document  A Study of the Benefits to Adults of Regular Reading for Pleasure - A report from Quick Reads, in partnership with Dr Josie Billington, Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society at the University of Liverpool, commissioned by Galaxy®

February 2015

Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money Acrobat document  Universities UK report, which highlights how the UK higher education sector is balancing cost savings with raising the quality of teaching and learning through technology.

Mythical Maze makers Acrobat document  An impact study of youth volunteering on the Summer Reading Challenge 2014, from OPM (Office for Public Management)

January 2015

Living Knowledge The British Library 2015-2023 Acrobat document  
The British Library 2015 - 2023

December 2014

Independent Library Report 18 Dec Acrobat document  William Sieghart & Panel's 'Independent Library Report for England' for the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Annual Library Report - 16 Dec Acrobat document  Report under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 for 2014. From the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

November 2014

Beyond Books  Acrobat document The role of enterprising libraries in promoting economic wellbeing. By Jennifer Peachey for CarnegieUK Trust

Children's Digital Needs and Libraries Acrobat document  A report to ASCEL from Shared Intelligence

Vocabulary from adolescence to middle age Acrobat document  by Alice Sullivan and Matt Brown
From the Economic & Social Research Council's Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education

October 2014 :

Expert review of public libraries in Wales 2014 Acrobat document  from the Welsh Government's Libraries Development Team

Use of social media by the library Acrobat document  current practices and future opportunities. A White Paper from Taylor & Francis

JISC a hidden advantage for higher education Acrobat document  Higher Education Policy Institute

Expert review of public libraries in Wales 2014 Acrobat document   from the Welsh Government

RWBOP Evaluation Report 2013-14 Acrobat document  Reading Well Books on Prescription report

Publishing for Britain Manifesto Acrobat document  A manifesto for publishing, culture and the economy (Publishers Association)

Read On Get On Acrobat document  How reading can help children escape poverty, from the Save the Children Fund 2014

September 2014

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Acrobat document  - House of Commons 'Business, Innovation and Skills Committee'

Education at a Glance 2014 OECD Indicators:  

August 2014  

Reading: the next steps Supporting higher standards in schools Acrobat document  from the Department for Education

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition Acrobat document  This examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their impact on academic and research libraries across the globe.

Powering Scholarship Acrobat document  Research Libraries UK Strategy 2014-17

July 2014

On with the show Acrobat document  Supporting local arts and culture; from the 'New Local Government Network'

Understanding_the_value_and_impacts_of_cultural_experiences Acrobat document  A Literature review (from A.C.E.)

Speaking Volumes- the impact of public libraries on wellbeing Acrobat document  from the Carnegie UK Trust

June 2014

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries OCLC Report.

Open access survey 2014 Acrobat document  from Taylor & Francis

Income-Generation-for-Public-Libraries Acrobat document  A practical guide for libraries, commissioners and providers in England Commissioned by Arts Council England; prepared by 'locality'

Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries Acrobat document  Arts Council England report by BOP

May 2014

Rural library services in England Acrobat document : exploring recent changes and possible futures (OPM report to DEFRA and Arts Council England) along with the 'annex' Rural libraries case studies Acrobat document  

The Beating Heart of the School Acrobat document  from the Libraries All Party Parliamentary group
Improving educational attainment through school libraries and librarians.

The Economic Value of Library Services Acrobat document  
Commissioned by ALMA-UK (Archives, Libraries & Museums Alliance UK), the report led to the development of: 'The Economic value of libraries toolkit' which provides museums, archive services and public libraries with a means of assessing their economic impact or value to users.

April 2014

Quantifying and valuing the wellbeing impacts of sport and culture Acrobat document  
Department for Culture, Media and Sport report by Daniel Fujiwara, Laura Kudrna and Paul Dolan

March 2014

Making digital real 2014: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online Acrobat document
By Douglas White, Acting Head of Policy at the Carnegie UK Trust and Natasha Innocent, Demand Stimulation Lead at Broadband Delivery UK.

Enabling Enterprise in Libraries  Acrobat document  Prepared by Locality for Arts Council England

The role of culture and leisure in improving health and well-being Acrobat document  
Produced by the Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association on behalf of the National Leisure & Culture Forum.

The value of arts and culture to people and society: an evidence reviewAcrobat document  
Commissioned by Arts Council England.

February 2014

A leading digital nation by 2020: calculating the cost of delivering online skills for all Acrobat document
What is the investment needed to get everyone in the UK using the internet regularly with Basic Online Skills?
Report by Catherine McDonald, for Tinder Foundation and Go ON UK.

January 2014

Automatic Library Membership Pilots Final Report Acrobat document  

Universal Credit: public library impact and response   Acrobat document By lorensbergs.