ERIC Number: ED313418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
LIBGIS--Public Library Universe (1981).
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Database documentation is provided for users of a data file consisting of a directory of all main public libraries in the United States. The directory development survey began with the mailing of a computer printout containing listings of each state's public libraries to the chief officer of the appropriate state library agency for updating. A computer tape was developed from the responses. Various other updating measures were taken, and the updated 1981 file was compared to the 1977 Public Library Universe to allow further adjustments. Significant variables include name, address, population served, and the name of the chief state library officer. Each record in the data file describes one library or the chief state library officer. The database documentation includes a survey summary, file description, record layout charts, data element descriptions, an outline of the survey methodology, a list of state codes, code identifications, and several frequency tables. (TJH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.