ERIC Number: ED374813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Public Libraries Survey, FY 1992. Data Base Documentation.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The Public Libraries Survey has been conducted annually since 1988 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Federal-State Cooperative System for Public Library Data (FSCS). The survey collects identifying information and basic data on public libraries (8946 in 1992) and their outlets in the United States; identifying information on library entities that provide public library services but do not meet the definition of a public library, (i.e., state library agencies, and systems, federations, and cooperative services); selected data on state library outlets; and a few data items on characteristics of the state data submission. The survey collects 33 basic data items and 11 identifying items on public libraries. Five files were generated from the survey: (1) the Public Library Data file; (2) the Public Library Outlet file; (3) the Public Library State Summary/State Characteristics File; (4) the Administrative Entities Only/State Libraries File; and (5) the State Library Outlet file. Included in the database documentation are a survey summary; file description; and record layouts. The appendixes include: the survey methodology; guidelines for processing the files; data entry screens; and data element definitions and instructions. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.