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Library General Information Survey (LIBGIS) I [United States]: Public School Libraries/Media Centers, Fall 1974 (ICPSR 2225)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


This survey provides current information for individual public school libraries/media centers on holdings, expenditures, staffing, loan transactions, physical facilities, and hours and days open. It also contributes to an understanding of the total picture of public school libraries on a nationwide basis.

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. LIBRARY GENERAL INFORMATION SURVEY (LIBGIS) I [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIES/MEDIA CENTERS, FALL 1974. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1974. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02225.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02225.v1

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Date of Collection:   

  • 1974

Universe:    Public school libraries/media centers in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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


Original ICPSR Release:   2002-03-19



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