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Public Libraries Data, 1988: [United States] (ICPSR 2211)
The purpose of this survey was to identify the cooperative library organizations within the United States and to gather information about these organizations. In this survey the Federal/State Cooperative System for Public Library Data collected 34 basic data items for each library and 7 identifying items. 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. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia agreed to participate in this program.
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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. PUBLIC LIBRARIES DATA, 1988: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept.of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02211.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02211.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
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- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2002-04-19
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