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Publishing production. Legal deposit in Catalonia. By type of document. Provinces

Publishing production. Legal deposit in Catalonia. By type of document. Provinces 2020
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia
Text documents 16,535 1,234 0 775 18,544
Books 11,648 932 0 411 12,991
Coursebooks 773 1 0 1 775
Facsimile/collector's editions 17 0 0 0 17
Pamphlets <16 pages 741 115 0 111 967
Pamphlets >16 pages 726 68 0 170 964
Loose pages 528 117 0 64 709
Cinema guides 0 0 0 0 0
Musical scores 2,028 1 0 1 2,030
Electronic resources (monographs) 8 0 0 0 8
CD-ROM 56 0 0 5 61
Other formats 10 0 0 12 22
Periodical publications (no. 1) 19,686 2,440 0 1,566 23,692
Newspapers 1 0 0 0 1
Magazines 103 36 0 7 146
Official newsletters 0 0 0 0 0
Reports 11 3 0 0 14
Annuals 6 0 0 0 6
Electronic resources (periodical publ.) 0 0 0 16 16
Periodical publications (sec. no.) 19,565 2,401 0 1,543 23,509
Graphic documents 578 207 0 146 931
Posters 224 113 0 111 448
Laminas 26 0 0 0 26
Maps and plans 114 11 0 13 138
Postcards 102 0 0 17 119
Greeting cards 17 0 0 0 17
Others 95 83 0 5 183
Audiovisual documents 1,182 53 0 14 1,249
Vinyl discs (LPs i altres) 125 8 0 1 134
Compact discs (CD) 772 40 0 11 823
DVD 146 3 0 2 151
Blue-Ray/HD 98 0 0 0 98
Films 31 0 0 0 31
Multimedia 0 0 0 0 0
Others 10 2 0 0 12
Total 37,981 3,934 0 2,501 44,416
Source: Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Last update: March 2, 2021.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Legal Deposit
Office that receives editorial and audiovisual productions. Its main function is to collect and preserve all production on any support and enable access to the same. The items that are provided to the Legal Deposit of Catalonia can be consulted by users of three centres: the Library of Catalonia, the provincial public libraries of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, and the National Library of Spain.

Methodological aspects

Data on publishing production is taken from different sources (INE, the Generalitat de Catalunya's Ministry of Culture data from the Spanish ISBN Agency, and the Library of Catalonia, with data on legal deposits). The divergence of the data is the result of each source relating to different phases of the publishing process. So, while the ISBN registration is made before publication and is in the name of the publisher, the legal deposit is made at the time of printing and is in the name of the printer.

The statistics reflect all documents presented to the Legal Deposit offices of Library of Catalonia over the year, regardless of the year of the legal deposit and therefore the year of publication.

  • Books: Includes offprints of magazines (not magazine or newspaper supplements), revisions of pre-existing monographs and the first issue of collector's series.
  • Coursebooks: contains explanations of a subject, and is used by school and university students.
  • Facsimile/collector's editions: editions that are published in limited quantities for a small audience. Copies are numbered and of a high, formal quality.
  • Pamphlets <16 pages: 5 to 16 page documents.
  • Pamphlets >16 pages: 17 to 48 page documents.
  • Loose pages: Printed documents with 1 to 4 pages. Laminas, prayer sheets and auca (cartoon strips), for example, are not considered loose sheets.
  • Electronic resources (periodical publ.): e-books and books that are published or disseminated via the internet. Includes doctoral theses published on TDC@t.
  • Others graphic documents: Sticker albums, stickers, trading cards, printed games, playing cards, etc.
  • Other audiovisual documents: audio and audiovisual files in other formats, for example memory cards.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".