Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

5141 - Information Services

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing, storing, and/or providing access to, information. The main components are news syndicates, libraries, archives and on-line information service providers.

51411 - News Syndicates

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in supplying information, such as news reports, articles, pictures and features to the news media.

  • Exclusion(s):

    • independent correspondents and free lance news journalists (See 71151 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers)

51412 - Libraries and Archives

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing library or archive services. These establishments maintain collections of documents (such as books, journals, newspapers and music) and facilitate the use of such documents (regardless of its physical form and characteristics) as are required to meet the informational, research, educational or recreational needs of their users. They may also acquire, research, store, and make accessible to the public, original historical documents, photographs, maps, audio material, audio-visual material and other archival materials of historical interest. Cinematheques, videotheques and other film and video archives, whose primary purpose is the preservation of archival audio-visual material, are included. All or portions of these collections may be accessible electronically.

  • Exclusion(s):

    • film libraries that own rights to films and license the exhibition of these films (See 51212 Motion Picture and Video Distribution)
    • providing motion picture and video stock footage (via libraries) to producers, the media, multimedia and advertising industries (See 51219 Post-Production and Other Motion Picture and Video Industries)

51419 - Other Information Services

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing information services. Examples of establishments in this industry are on-line information service providers, Internet access providers, telephone-based information service providers and information search service providers.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • offering direct on-line access to information that they publish or compile (See 511 Publishing Industries)
    • publishing databases (See 51114 Database and Directory Publishers)
    • developing databases for the purpose of credit reporting (See 56145 Credit Bureaus)
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