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Key figures

as at 31 december

Finances (figures in CHF) 2020 2019 2018
Effective personnel costs 3 Mio. 3,01 Mio. 3,34 Mio.
Budget Specialist literature resources 1, 70 Mio. 1, 70 Mio. 1,64 Mio.
Personnel 2020 2019 2018
Employees excl. trainees and interns 28 29 27
Job percentages 2'090 2'200 2'090
Trainees 3 3 4
Academic interns 1 1 1
Services 2020 2019 2018
Loans in Alma 7'165 9'778 11'347
Inter-library loans 461 549 711
Service editions* 2'585 6'204 3'767
Documentations 362 388 454
Managed periodical subscriptions** 2'999 2'821 2'776
Guided tours / Training courses 9 37 15
Events 3 15 7
Physical resources 2020 2019 2018
Monographs 653'108 653'970 649'181
Periodicals 7'821 7'790 7'770
Total physical resources 660'929 661'760 656'951
Electronic resources  
Alexandria library network (BiG incl.)
2020 2019 2018
E-journals / e-books 51'179 53'437 47'637
Digitized photographs 12'708 9'921 9'883
Physical resources
Alexandria library network
2020 2019 2018
Monographs 921'542 920'060 904'406
Periodicals 18'120 18'064 18'012
Total physical resources 939'662 938'124 922'418
Alexandria library network 2020 2019 2018
Partner libraries 16 19 18
Search queries in catalog 86'187 98'201 134'489

*Service editions: specialist literature purchased by the BiG for the federal administration departments which special agreement (excluding periodicals) and delivered to the employees.

**Managed periodical subscriptions: For the BiG, the Federal Administration and the Swiss Armed Forces which special agreement

Annual reports BiG 2011-2016


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