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 Element||Total||Details|
|106||NC LIVE databases||89||This figure is a count of all NC LIVE subscribed databases, and does not include free resources or serials.|
|111||NC LIVE eBooks||43,153||NC LIVE reported collections include: eBooks on EBSCOhost, Ebook Central Permanent Collection (formerly MyiLibrary), Gale Virtual Reference Library, Home Grown eBooks Collection, purchased RBdigital eBooks|
|116||NC LIVE eAudio||3,563||NC LIVE collections included: RBdigital Audio|
|121||NC LIVE eVideo||0|
|146||NC LIVE eBook circulation||See Usage Statistics|
|149||NC LIVE eAudio circulation||See Usage Statistics|
|152||NC LIVE eVideo circulation||0|
|157||NC LIVE Retrieval of Electronic Information||See Usage Statistics||This 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.|