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ERIC Number: ED277402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Statistics of Public Libraries, 1982. [and] Public Library Expenditures in the U.S., Fiscal Year 1982-83.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Based on a survey conducted by the Center for Statistics (CS), statistical information on public libraries is presented for fiscal year 1982-83. An Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) Historical Report provides statistical data on the following aspects of public libraries in Fall 1982: (1) outlets; (2) staff; (3) receipts; (4) expenditures; (5) collections; (6) usage; (7) interlibrary loans; (8) use of computers; and (9) hours and days open. The survey methodology and reliability of estimates are also discussed, and seven tables of statistical data supplement the text. Public library expenditures for fiscal 1982-83 are summarized in an OERI Bulletin, which reports that state and local governments spent more than $2 billion on public libraries during this period, a total of approximately $9.46 per person and less than one-half of 1 percent (0.39 %) of total state and local general government expenditures. Public library expenditure per person and public library share of state and local expenditures in 1982-83 are presented in tabular form and also represented graphically by two maps. (KM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.