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Public libraries -- United States

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ED TAB: Public Libraries in the United States FY 1996

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in February 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...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=1999306
Denver Public Library: Western History Genealogy

Not many public libraries have the extensive online genealogical collection that is offered by the Denver Public Library, and their site may serve as an inspiration and model to those who seek to work on such an endeavor. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking through the "Browse Collection" area. Here they can look at genealogical documents culled from the Library's extensive holdings,...

https://history.denverlibrary.org/
In difficult economic times, libraries become even more popular with the general public

The Santa Barbara Independent Libraries Busy in Faltering Economy http://www.independent.com/news/2009/jan/08/libraries-busy-faltering-economy/ The Public Library Renaissance http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/the-public-library-renaissance/ Judge orders libraries to stay open http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20090106_Judge_orders_libraries_to_stay_open.html Andrew...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0109
The Seattle Public Library: Podcasts

Author readings, lectures, discussions, and library events are the focus of the podcasts available from the Seattle Public Library's website. The website has several different categories of podcasts, which can be accessed on the left hand side of the "Library Collection Podcasts" homepage. The categories include "Teens Podcast", which are recorded for teens by teens, the "Central Library Tour...

https://www.spl.org/books-and-media/library-podcasts
Digital Public Library of America

In December 2010, 40 representatives from foundations, cultural institutions, and libraries met at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They met to discuss best approaches to building a national digital library, and with the assistance of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society they are committed to creating the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). On this...

https://dp.la/