Statistics Toolbox

This toolbox has been created to make it easier for you to get the most out of the data you collect.

It has been developed as a toolbox together with a recommended supplementary dataset to enable Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) staff to collect local staffing, financial and activity data and make effective use of this for service improvement and reporting to stakeholders.

When you send off the annual statistics returns, do you wonder if there was more you could do with them?  ​

​Do you ever feel that you should be collecting something different?  ​

​Do you wonder how to present statistics so that they are not quite the dry subject they usually are?  ​

The Toolbox can help you. We’ve done extensive research into what you collect, the issues with collecting and using data, and examples of how statistics have been used.

Information about what to collect and how, what to do with it, and tools you can use to do this, are on the sections below:

Please send feedback and comments to Heather Steele (