Field Descriptions for Services Statistics File 2008

Data from this file was used to print the FY2008 Services Report

Field Name Definition
LIB Name of the municipality and an abbreviation of the library name for municipalities with multiple independent libraries.
LIBCODE
Name of the municipality and for mutiple libraries, partial name.
TOWNSNAME Name of the municipality in which the library is located in.
LIBPOP
2007 population estimate served by the library.
LIBGROUP

Population Grouping the library is in.

A= 1-1,999
B=2,000-4,999
C=5,000-9,999
D=10,000-14,999
E=15,000-24,999
F=25,000-49,000
G=50,000-99,999
H=100,000+
MULTIPLE True value indicates multiple independent libraries within the municipality.
CONTRACTIN True value indicates library contracts with the Board of Library Commissioners to provide various services to the region.
REGION Library region in which the library is located
B=Boston
C=Central
M=Metrowest
N=Northeast
S=Southeastern
W=Western
ANNHRSMAIN
Total annual hours the library was open (main library if there are branches).
ANNHRSBRAN
Total annual hours any/all branch libraries were open.
ANNHRSBKMB
Total annual hours any/all bookmobiles were open.
COMPACCINT
Number of computers accessing the Internet.
MTRMUSES
Number of uses of meeting rooms.
ATTENDANCE
Annual attendance (visits).
REFERENCE
Annual reference transactions.
VISITHRS
Visits per hour open (attendance/sum of hours open fields).
TOTSATS
Total number of Saturdays open.
TOTSUNS
Total number of Sundays open.
HRSSATS
Total number of hours open on Saturdays.
HRSSUNS
Total number of hours open on Sundays.
BRANCHES
Number of branches.
JUPROG
Number of children's programs held.
JUATTEND
Attendance at children's programs.
ADPROG
Number of adult programs held.
ADATTEND
Attendance at adult programs.
HRSEVES
Annual hours all outlets were open in the evening.
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