Library General Information Survey (LIBGIS) III [United States]: Public Libraries, Fiscal Year 1977-1978 (ICPSR 2209)

Published: May 21, 2002

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

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This survey provides information about the public libraries' public service outlets, holdings, staffing, receipts, expenditures, loan transactions, physical facilities, and business hours. These data also contribute to an understanding of the total picture of school, academic, and public libraries on a nationwide basis.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Library General Information Survey (LIBGIS) III [United States]:  Public Libraries, Fiscal Year 1977-1978  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002-05-21.

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1977 -- 1978

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Public libraries in the United States.

self-enumerated forms

survey data



2002-05-21 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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