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Public Libraries Data, 1987: [United States] (ICPSR 2210) RSS

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Summary:

For this survey the Federal/State Cooperative System for Public Library Data collected 34 basic data items and 7 identifying items for libraries in the United States in 1987. The data items include number of service outlets, full-time equivalent staff, income, operational expenditures, capital outlay, library collection, public service hours per week, services per typical week, and inter-library loans. Nineteen states agreed to participate in this survey.

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. PUBLIC LIBRARIES DATA, 1987: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02210.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   expenditures, facilities, income, library collections, library services, loans, personnel, public libraries

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987

Universe:   Public libraries in 19 states of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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