Public Library Survey

Reporting date: June 30, 2018

The Public Library Survey (PLS) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services requires public libraries to report data from their library consortia. NC LIVE provides using the following information to incorporate into your library's holdings and circulation data for NC LIVE-provided resources for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

The State Library of North Carolina generally pre-fills the NC LIVE-related information for all public libraries. These numbers may vary from the general collection numbers, depending on the definitions from IMLS. NC LIVE has used the definitions provided by IMLS to determine which of our collections should be included in each count. Please contact your State Library representative if you have additional questions.

Question No.Data ElementTotalDetails
106NC LIVE databases89This figure is a count of all NC LIVE subscribed databases, and does not include free resources or serials.
111NC LIVE eBooks218,739NC LIVE collections included: ABC-CLIO E-book Collection, Credo Reference - Complete Core, eBooks on EBSCOhost, Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete, Ebook Central Permanent Collection (formerly MyiLibrary), Gale Virtual Reference Library, Home Grown eBooks Collection, RBdigital eBooks, Testing & Education Reference Center
116NC LIVE eAudio3,563NC LIVE collections included: RBdigital Audio
121NC LIVE eVideo0
146NC LIVE eBook circulationSee Usage Statistics
149NC LIVE eAudio circulationSee Usage Statistics
152NC LIVE eVideo circulation0
157NC LIVE Retrieval of Electronic InformationSee Usage StatisticsThis total should not count usage for databases included in eBooks, eAudio, or eVideo circulation totals. The following databases can be included: ABI/Inform Collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Proquest Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection. The "FT Views" column can be used to calculate this number.

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