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Outcomes Progress Indicators for libraries in England

Progress Indicators for the 7 Outcomes libraries deliver in England



In Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England, 2016 to 2021 the Libraries Taskforce committed to:

establish current baselines and agree progress indicators for all 7 Outcomes and then publish them

The indicators are intended to demonstrate how, as a sector, we are making headway in achieving our aspirations for 2021 against each of the 7 Outcomes defined in Ambition.

How did we get to these indicators?

During the initial consultation on the Ambition document, there was a very strong view that more outcome-focused measures of impact should be established (as opposed to measures that were predominantly input-and activity-based).

The Taskforce then sought views on a proposed set of indicators. These were the result of the Libraries Deliver consultation and work with the Taskforce member organisations including the Society of Chief Librarians. These proposed indicators have now been finalised with the initial baseline added (where this data is currently available). We’re now working on providing a baseline against the remaining measures.

Published 25 August 2017
Last updated 6 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to included some baseline data
  2. First published.