Trends and Rankings of Public Libraries in Massachusetts and the United States, July 2005 (v.8,n.4)



statistic MA value
(2002 value)
MA rank
(2002 rank)
50 States and DC highest ranking state and number of main libraries value lowest ranking state and number of main libraries value
ILL's received per 1,000 399.13
(338.21)
4
(4)
94.83 Wisconsin
380
630.30 District of Columbia
1
0.26
circulation per capita 7.68
(7.59)
20
(20)
7.01 Ohio
250
14.70 District of Columbia
1
2.05
book and serial volumes per capita 4.83
(4.85)
4
(3)
2.86 Maine
274
5.18 Nevada
22
1.73
audio materials per 1,000 151.82
(147.38)
21
(20)
133.27 Ohio
250
328.16 Arkansas
47
52.89
video materials per 1,000 148.63
(135.09)
15
(14)
116.15 Ohio
250
290.49 District of Columbia
1
35.64
current serial subscriptions per 1,000 13.32
(13.67)
4
(2)
6.79 Vermont
189
13.79 Alabama
207
3.06
paid FTE librarians per 25,000 6.71
(6.96)
9
(6)
4.02 New Hampshire
230
8.30 North Carolina
76
1.91
paid FTE ALA-MLS librarians per 25,000 4.30
(4.47)
6
(5)
2.72 Connecticut
194
5.49 Arkansas
47
0.85
total operating income per capita $35.52
($37.64)
16
(12)
$31.18 Ohio
250
$56.85 Mississippi
49
$13.72
local operating income per capita $30.00
($29.96)
14
(13)
$24.93 District of Columbia
1
$46.19 West Virginia
97
(Hawaii reported zero local income)
$9.02
reference transactions per capita 0.86
(0.88)
29
(28)
1.08 District of Columbia
1
1.88 Alaska
85
0.50
library visits per capita 5.57
(5.49)
15
(14)
4.58 Ohio
250
7.13 Mississippi
49
2.67

* Massachusetts has 370 independent main libraries.

Source: The Normative Data Project. NDP is a cooperative effort of a large number of libraries, Sirsi Corporation, a worldwide provider of software and services for libraries and consortia, and partners such as GeoLib, the chief source of geographic data on U.S. public libraries. In addition, data collected nationally by the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and recompiled at the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) are integrated into the system.

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