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Survey of Public and Private School Libraries and Media Centers, 1985: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2002-06-19
Language
English
Free Keywords
education; expenditures; facilities; library collections; library services; personnel; private schools; public schools; technology; volunteers
Description
  • Abstract

    For this survey, a nationally representative sample of 4,500 public schools was taken from the Center for Education Statistics (CES) Universe file, and a nationally representative sample of 1,700 private schools was drawn from a list of private schools in existence in 1983 in 75 private school primary sampling units (PSUs). Data were collected by mail and telephone from the librarians or persons most knowledgeable about the libraries. Respondents were asked to indicate whether the school had a library or media center, and if so, to describe staff size and education, use of volunteers, amount and type of expenditures, collection size, services offered, technology, usage, circulation, and physical facilities.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Public and private schools in the United States.
Sampling
A nationally representative sample of 4,500 public schools was taken from the Center for Education Statistics (CES) Universe file, and a nationally representative sample of 1,700 private schools was drawn from a list of private schools in existence in 1983 in 75 private school primary sampling units (PSUs).
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2227 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (2002): Survey of Public and Private School Libraries and Media Centers, 1985: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02227.v1