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Woolls, Blanche and Shirey, Don (1989) Funding Public Libraries in Pennsylvania. Technical Report. School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Public libraries in the United States are funded in numerous ways including government funding, national, state. and local levels, other public funding from donations, and private funding through endowments and subscriptions. This study of one state, Pennsylvania, analyzes municipal support for local libraries through taxes."successful" libraries, agencies that command a relatively large share of the municipal tax pie as well as high per capita circulation were compared with a group of "less successful" libraries having little share of tax funds and lower circulation. Were demographic indicators measurable within the communities that would predict success? Comparisons were made between these two groups using t-tests on fourteen variables to see if the groups differed significantly on any of them. None of the mean values were significantly different at the 95 percent confidence level. "Success" is even more elusive than originally thought.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Woolls, Blanchewools@pitt.eduwools
Shirey, Donshirey@pitt.edushirey
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: 1989
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Library and Information Science
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Other ID: LIS021/LS89001
Additional Information: OCLC: 30871148
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 18:55
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 18:49


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