ERIC Number: ED378988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Service Data for Wisconsin Public Libraries--1993: A Companion to the Second Edition of the Wisconsin Public Library Standards. Bulletin No. 95150.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Library Development.
Quantitative output measures for municipal and county public library services in Wisconsin provide points of reference for libraries to analyze their needs and establish primary service goals based on unique community-targeted services. Traditional input measures are also furnished, which produce various recommended targets, based on the size of the population the library serves. The data offered here represents a snapshot of certain conditions that existed at the end of 1993. Specific service data is analyzed, estimation methods for service population and per capita measurements are provided, and readers are instructed on applying appropriate measures. Service data analysis includes the following input measures: full time equivalent staff per 1,000 population; volumes held per capita; periodicals and audio and video recordings held per 1,000 population; acquisitions as a percentage of holdings (print); materials expenditures per capita (print and nonprint); and hours open. The libraries are divided into service level categories (basic, moderate, and advanced). The data is presented in 3 figures. (MAS)
Descriptors: Community Benefits, County Libraries, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Library Acquisition, Library Expenditures, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Library Statistics, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Population Distribution, Public Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Bureau for Library Development, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Library Development.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin