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ERIC Number: ED231391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Federal Libraries. Fiscal Year 1978.
Bellassai, Marcia C.
This study presents detailed data on the activities, expenditures, resources, functions, and staff of libraries serving the federal government in fiscal year 1978. It is the fifth comprehensive survey of federal libraries in the continental United States and overseas. The report presents the latest data on federal libraries since 1972. It identifies 2,142 federal libraries, of which 1,880 provided responses in the survey. Collection holdings of almost 200 million items, expenditures of over half a billion dollars, and an estimated total of almost 60 million individual service contacts are reported. Following introductory material, findings for key data items are shown in Chapter 2 by broad categories of libraries. Summaries of all survey data are reported in Chapter 3 by governmental organization and by type of library. Chapter 4 details the distribution of libraries, resources, and services by location. Descriptions of libraries serving the various governmental organizations, and the characteristics of various types of federal libraries are covered in Chapters 5 and 6. Appendices include a listing, by location, of libraries identified in each governmental organization, and complete statistical data for individual libraries listed by type of library, by location, and by government agency. A discussion of survey methodology and copies of survey documents are also appended. Numerous tables are provided throughout the report. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.; National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: King Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Library Statistics
Note: Prepared for the Federal Library Committee of the Library of Congress.