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Survey on Book Production - Italian national statistical institute

The survey on "Book Production" conducted by ISTAT is designed to detect the main data on publishing printed in Italy and is conducted by Istat since 1951.
The survey, conducted by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics, relates to the works of libraries at least five pages published during the year, excluding those printed by the publisher for third parties. Are excluded also from the recognition the publications in continuous series under the same title, with consecutively numbered or with a different date that marks the individual numbers of the series (magazines or similar). They are, however, including books circulated periodically and consecutively numbered through newsagents or other channels.
The survey is included in the National Statistical Programme laying statistical surveys of public interest and its goals.