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Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2003

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

The Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2003 (PLS FY2003), is a study that is part of the Library Statistics program. PLS FY2003 ( is a cross-sectional study that includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, public service hours, library materials, total circulation, circulation of children�s materials, reference transactions, library visits, children�s program attendance, interlibrary loans, electronic services and information, full-time-equivalent staff, operating revenue and expenditures, and capital expenditures. The study was conducted using paper surveys, web-based surveys, and email. The key respondents in this study were state library agencies. The study's response rate was 97.2 percent. The key statistics produced from PLS FY2003 were about service measures such as access to the Internet, number of users of electronic resources, 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 revenue and expenditures, type of geographic service area, type of legal basis, type of administrative structure, number and type of public library service outlets, and square footage of 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_2005362
Data First Published 2005-06-10
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2005-09-22
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
Harvest Object Id 4ae646c8-4f24-40f2-8bc5-007d0278b854
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 Hash ea757e5f82ebde4d6134e0d3d49d12f77cb62418
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2003/2004

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