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Data File (Public-Use): Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 1996

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1999 released the data file for Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 1996. Conducted annually by the NCES through the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) for Public Library Data, the Public Libraries Survey (PLS) collects data on staff, materials, circulation, reference transactions, library visits, public service hours, operating income...
Impacts of the Internet on Public Library Use: An Analysis of the Current Consumer Market for Library and Internet Services

In November, the Urban Libraries Council released data from a national telephone survey examining correlations between public library use and Internet use. In general, the study finds that Internet use is not discouraging people from using their public libraries, though it is clear that for some tasks, the Internet is preferred by a majority of respondents. The report also gives information...
Public Libraries and the Internet 2000

In late September 2000, the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science published results of its sixth public library Internet study released in the last decade (see the September 6, 1996 Scout Report for information about the 1996 survey). The 2000 Internet Connectivity Study measured the level of connectivity, public access, training support, and technology funding, current and...
Public Libraries Online Podcast

The Public Library Association's online publication, Public Libraries Online, launched a podcast in 2015 dedicated to discussing issues relating to public librarianship. The podcast is hosted by Kathleen Hughes, Manager of Publications for the Public Library Association, and features a number of guest experts. Each episode of the podcast ranges between approximately ten and twenty-five minutes in...
The Newberry Library

Located on Chicago's Near North Side, the Newberry Library is a privately endowed research library that is open to the public, and concentrates on history and the humanities. Since its inception in 1887, the Newberry has continued to engage in outreach projects with the community of scholars and the general public through its fellowships, lecture series, and other such programs. Visitors to the...