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Title: How Does Your Public Library Compare? Service Performance of Peer Groups
Description: The report categorized almost 9,000 public libraries into peer groups based on size of population of the legal service area and total operating expenditures. Then, comparisons of service performance were made, based on 5 input variables and 7 output variables. The input variables included public library service hours per year, total librarians, total ALA-MLS librarians, total number ofsubscriptions, and total number of books and serials. The output variables included library visits per capita, children's program attendance, circulation of children's materials, interlibrary loans recieved per 1,000 population, interlibrary loans provided, total per capita reference transactions, and total per capita circulation.
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Cover Date: September 1998
Web Release: October 27, 1998
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Publication #: NCES 98310
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
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