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Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2002

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

The Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2002 (PLS FY2002), is a study that is part of the Library Statistics program. PLS FY2002 ( is a cross-sectional survey that collects annual descriptive data on the universe of public libraries in the U.S. and the Outlying Areas. Information such as public service hours per year, circulation of library books, etc., number of librarians, population of legal service area, expenditures for library collection, staff salary data, and access to technology are collected. The study was conducted using paper surveys. The key respondents in this study were state library agencies. The study's response rate was 98.1 percent. The key statistics produced from PLS FY2002 were about service measures such as access to the Internet, number of users of electronic resources, other electronic services, number of Internet terminals used by staff only, number of Internet terminals used by the general public, reference transactions, public service hours, interlibrary loans, circulation, library visits, children�s program attendance, and circulation of children�s materials. It also includes information about size of collection, staffing, operating income and expenditures, type of geographic service area, type of legal basis, type of administrative structure, and number and type of public library service outlets.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Publisher Institute of Museum and Library Services
Identifier NCES_2004327
Data First Published 2002-11-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2005-03-09
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > Institute of Museum and Library Services
Related Documents
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Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2002/2003

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