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

Published: Mar 29, 2002

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

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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.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Public Libraries Data, 1987:  [United States]  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002-03-29.

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Public libraries in 19 states of the United States.

self-enumerated forms

survey data



2002-03-29 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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