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State Library Administrative Agencies survey (SLAA)

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
Publication Date
Free Keywords
libraries; agencies; state agencies; income; expenditures; operations; library collections; staff; library services
  • Abstract

    The State Library Administrative Agencies survey (SLAA) provides descriptive information about state library agencies.

    Coverage: The data are collected from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Content: The data includes state library agency identification, governance, public service hours, service outlets, collections, library service transactions, library development transactions, services to other libraries in the state, allied operations, staff, income, expenditures, and electronic services and information.

    Use: These data collected are useful to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of federal and state governments, government and library administrators at the federal, state, and local levels, the American Library Association and its members or customers, library and public policy researchers, the public, journalists, and others.
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State library agencies in the United States.
Frequency: Collected annually since 1994. After 2010, data collection occurs every two years.

Methods: The data are collected over the Internet via a Web based reporting system.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey~~


Update Metadata: 2018-03-02 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-03-02

Institute of Museum and Library Services (2018): State Library Administrative Agencies survey (SLAA). Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.