Overview

Hitting the books: Structural changes have reduced branch numbers over the past five years

The Libraries and Archives market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Libraries are anticipated to continue to incorporate greater volumes of electronic materials
  • Overall library activity is expected to grow, driven by growth in online libraries and archives
  • Improving cost efficiency will become increasingly important for industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Libraries and archives collect, preserve and provide public access to various forms of digital and physical media, such as books, journals and newspapers. The Libraries and Archives industry is primarily funded by governments based on the public good it provides, with most industry services provided to users free of charge. Government funding accounts for more than 90% of industry revenue. As a result, industry performance is strongly influenced by trends in federal, state and local government funding. The remaining share of industry revenue is typically derived from fees and late charges, as well as private funding and donations.

    Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the five years through 2016-17...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry displays high barriers to entry. Potential entrants face large costs associated with establishing and maintaining a library or archive. Costs typically include initial collection set-up, storage space and computerised tracking system costs. Furthermore, libraries and archives are also expected to maintain an active online presence, while also providing internet facilities to visitors. These requirements can create significant barriers to entry.

    Libraries are overwhelmingly funded by federal, state or local governments. A significant barrier to entry for potential entrants is the established network of inter-library sharing, whereby government libraries share books with other government libraries to fulfil consumer demand. Con..

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    Additional Insights for the Libraries and Archives Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Libraries and Archives Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government funding for heritage and arts and Population in the Libraries and Archives industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Libraries and Archives Industry?

    Libraries and archives collect and maintain various types of media, such as books, journals, newspapers and music. Industry establishments display many of these materials for public access, as well as preserving collections for the historical record. All or part of industry collections may be accessible online.

    Industry Products
    National and state public libraries
    Local government libraries
    National and state archives
    Industry Activities
    Archival operation
    Film archive operation
    Lending library operation
    Library operation (except motion picture stock footage and distribution)
    Mobile library operation
    Motion picture film archive operation
    Music archive operation
    Reference library operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government funding for heritage and arts
  • Population
  • Internet connections
  • Secondary school retention rate

  • Current Performance
  • Digital and community engagement
  • Employment

    and costs

  • Industry structure and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology change and employment
  • Catalogue costs
  • Table: Libraries and Archives Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Libraries and Archives Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book and Magazine Wholesaling
  • Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair
  • Data Storage Services
  • Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Local government libraries
  • National and state public libraries
  • National and state archives
  • Chart: Libraries and Archives Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Visitors aged 25 to 54
  • Visitors aged 55 and over
  • Visitors aged 15 to 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Libraries and Archives Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Libraries and Archives

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Libraries and Archives Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Library Council of New South WalesNational Archives of Australia
  • Table: Library Council of New South Wales - financial performance
  • Table: National Archives of Australia - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Libraries and Archives Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Libraries and Archives Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Archives
  • Libraries that cannot be accessed by the general public, but act as a storehouse for documents of special significance.
  • Municipal Libraries
  • Libraries that are funded by state and local governments and service a specific geographic region.
  • Periodicals
  • Any printed material (including newspapers and magazines) that are issued on a date-specific timeline.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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