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ERIC Number: ED333900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 138
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Public Libraries in 50 States and the District of Columbia: 1989. E.D. TABS.
Podolsky, Arthur
Based on information from the 1989 Federal-State Cooperative System for Public Library Data (FSCS), which was collected by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in machine readable format, this report summarizes information about the public libraries that was supplied to NCES by the State Library Agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Introductory materials include a preface, background information on the study, and a detailed description of the survey methodology. The 15 tables that make up the major part of the report present data for each state including the number of public libraries by population of the legal service area; the number and types of outlets, i.e., main and branch libraries and bookmobiles; the number of paid full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff; the amount and source of income; the amount and categories of expenditures; operating expenditures; capital outlay amount; size of material collections; the size of collections of books and serial volumes; the average number of public service hours per outlet per week; annual attendance in the library and the number of annual reference transactions; and the total annual circulation and number of interlibrary loans. It is noted that the totals shown in the tables represent only the sum of the responses for the libraries for which data were supplied by the state library agencies, and are not necessarily a total for the United States. (BBM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: DR-LIB-89/90-1.1.