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Libraries & Archives - Industry Market Research Report

Libraries & Archives

The Libraries and Archives industry has suffered from tepid government funding over the five years to 2017 as struggling state and local government budgets resulted in cuts to public library funding. Similarly, federal government grants to public libraries declined early in the period, mostly due to growing concerns about the deficit. Private libraries, which are funded through membership fees and endowment funds, also experienced shrinking revenue. Limited government support during the current period is primarily due to the slow start of the economic recovery following the recession. Despite positive trends such as increased funding and disposable income levels over the next five years, the industry will continue to experience competition from online data resources and other forms of entertainment.

Industry establishments provide library or archiving services, maintaining collections of documents for informational, research, educational or recreational needs. Libraries store historical documents, photographs, maps, audio material and audiovisual material, and make them accessible to the public. This industry includes both public and private libraries, but excludes university libraries, corporate libraries and establishments that do not primarily provide library services.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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