Comrade Coates Library Question Answered

As reported here Bolshevik Blogger Comrade Coates asked a question concerning funding of book purchases and periodical subscriptions.

Here are the details of funding of book purchases and periodical subscriptions obtained via an FOI request.

Freedom of Information – Response – 4812
Request:
Please can you send me details concerning the libraries budget concerning the funding of book purchases and periodical subscriptions for the past three financial years for the whole of Suffolk and specifically Ipswich Central Library.
Response:
It is not possible to show specific stock spend on any one library, as stock is bought for the county, and moves between libraries, either on a managed stock rotation system or in response to reservations.
The table below provides the requested information. Please note that these figures reflect changes in how non-public library stock is bought. The Public library service receives income from prisons and children’s centres to pay for stock bought on their behalf, plus a management fee. These income figures change from year to year, dependent upon agreed priorities.
Year
Budget
09-10
Books (inc. online reference resources)
1,250,503
CDs/DVDs (inc. spoken word CDs, music CDs, DVDs and Games)
153,380
Periodicals
70,000
10-11
Books (inc. online reference resources)
1,160,400
CDs/DVDs (inc. spoken word CDs, music CDs, DVDs and Games)
153,380
Periodicals
70,000
11-12
Books (inc. e-books and online reference resources)
1,010,400
CDs/DVDs (inc. spoken word CDs, music CDs, DVDs and Games)
153,380
Periodicals
70,000

Notice that the budget for periodicals has remained at £70.000

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