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Import and Edit Files for the Public Libraries Survey (PLS) 

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FY2016 (posted 8/17/2016)

 

Please find attached the import file specifications for the FY 2016 PLS. These import file specifications reflect the approved additions and changes to the data elements for FY 2016. In addition, this year’s specifications include a column noting the Item Number for each data element. Please provide this file to your vendor if you have one.

 

FY 2016 PLS Import specs_Final.xlsx

FY 2016 PLS Edits Changes to SDCs Final.xlsx

PLS_FY2016_Import and Edit File Memo.pdf

 

Guidance for PLS FY 2016 Data Collection

 

The following data elements are new for the FY 2016 Data Collection.

 

Data element 553.  [PHYSCIR]               

Physical Item Circulation

Data element 554.  [ELINFO]                 

Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information

Data element 555.  [ELCONT]                 

Electronic Content Use

Data element 556.  [TOTCOLL]                  

Total Collection Use

 

The following data elements have been changed from the previous data collection (FY 2015).

 

Data element 450.  [BKVOL]                 

Print Materials

Data element 552.  [ELMATCIR]                 

Use of Electronic Material

Data element 550.  [TOTCIR]                 

Total Circulation of Materials

 

Additional detail on the FY 2016 data element changes can be found here: http://plsc.pbworks.com/w/page/106309029/Data%20Element%20Definitions%20-%20FY2016

 

We expect to share the technical specifications for the FY 2016 edit checks with SDCs by the end of August.

 

Please contact the PLS Help Desk at PLS@air.org and/or 1-866-744-5746 (open from 9 am to 5 pm ET) if you have any questions.

 

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FY2015 (posted 8/27/2015)

 

The below 2 Excel files for the FY2015 PLS provide the import file specification and edit changes that have taken place since the FY2014 PLS.  Please provide these 2 files to your vendor.

 

Reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. The survey contractor runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data. The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS. Or they may be additional edits that the survey contractor may or may not want to question.

 

FY 2015 PLS Import specs.xlsx

2015 PLS edits_changes to SDCs_final.xlsx

 

Guidance for PLS FY 2015 Data Collection

 

The following data elements have been changed from the previous data collection (FY 2014).

 

Data element 451.  [EBOOK]                       Electronic Books (E-Books)

Data element 453.  [AUDIO_DL]                  Audio – Downloadable Units

Data element 455.  [VIDEO-DL]                   Video – Downloadable Units

Data element 456.  [EC_LO_OT]                  Electronic Collections – Local/Other cooperative agreements

Data element 457.  [EC_ST]                         Electronic Collections – State (state government or state library)

Data element 458.  [ELECCOLL]                  Electronic Collections – Total Electronic Collections

Data element 552.  [ELMATCIR]                  Circulation of Electronic Materials

 

Although it is always hoped that states can adopt the new or changed data elements during the first year, we know that some cannot.  For any state that will not be collecting information based on the new definitions approved for the FY 2015 survey, the SDC from that state will need to be sure to enter “-1” for all public libraries for that data element on the file before uploading it during the PLS FY 2015 data collection period.

 

We understand that some states which cannot collect data based upon the changed data elements will be using some of the data elements that had been on the PLS FY 2014 administration for the FY 2015 administration of their state surveys.  Federal law prevents federal agencies, such as IMLS, or any agent acting on behalf of the federal government from collecting information which has not been approved for that collection.  IMLS is not authorized to collect data on public libraries that are different from that for which we have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  For the FY 2015 administration of the PLS, IMLS has been approved to collect only that information based upon the data element definitions posted in the following document:  fy2015_appendix_a – definitions.pdf.

 

The OMB control number for the Public Libraries Survey, 3137-0074, expires 12/31/2016.  The Institute of Museum and Library Services may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB number.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Swan (dswan@imls.gov) or Kim Miller (kmiller@imls.gov). 

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FY2014

 

The below 2 Excel files for the FY2014 PLS provide the import file specifications and edit changes that have taken place since the FY2013 PLS. Please provide these 2 files to your vendor.

 

Reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Census runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data. The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS. Or they may be additional edits that Census may or may not want to question.

 

FY 2014 PLS Import specs revised.xlsx

FY 2014 PLS edits_changes to SDCs.xlsx

 

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FY2013

 

This Access database contains the import file specifications and the edit checks for the FY2013 PLS, as well as the changes in the edit checks that have taken place since the FY2012 version of this file. Please provide this file to your vendor.

 

Just as a reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Census runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data. The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS. Or they may be additional edits that Census may or may not want to question.

 

The file is provided in 3 different formats:

 

Import & Edits for SDCs FY13.zip (zipped Access file)

Import & Edits for SDCs FY13 8-2013.mdb (Access file)

Import & Edits for SDCs FY13.piz (renamed Access file incase you have trouble downloading either of the above)

 

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FY2012

 

This Access database contains the import file specifications and the edit checks for the FY2012 PLS, as well as the changes in the edit checks that have taken place since the FY2011 version of this file. There are no changes in the import file specifications.  Please provide this file to your vendor.

 

Just as a reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC. Census runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data. The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS. Or they may be additional edits that Census may or may not want to question.

 

Import & Edits for SDCs FY12.zip (zipped Access file)

Import & Edits for SDCs FY12.mdb (Access file)

Import & Edits for SDCs FY12.piz  (renamed Access file incase you have trouble downloading either of the above)

 

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FY2011

 

This Access database contains the import file specifications and the edit checks for the FY2011 PLS, as well as the changes in the edit checks that have taken place since the FY2010 version of this file.  There are no changes in the import file specifications.

 

Just as a reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC.  Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC.  Census runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data.  The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS.  Or they may be additional edits that Census may or may not want to question.

 

Import & Edits for SDCs FY11.zip (zipped Access file)

Import & Edits for SDCs FY111.mdb (Access)

If you are having trouble downloading either of the above use this renamed Access file: ImportEditsFY11.piz

 

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FY2010

 

This Access database contains the import file specifications and the edit checks for the FY2010 PLS, as well as the changes in the import specifications and edit checks that have taken place since the FY2009 version of this file.

 

Just as a reminder, WebPLUS edits are included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC.  Internal edits are not included in the edits that are run in WebPLUS by the SDC.  Census runs the WebPLUS edits and the internal edits after the SDC submits data.  The internal edits may be new for testing before including them in WebPLUS.  Or they may be additional edits that Census may or may not want to question.

 

Import & Edits for SDCs FY10.zip

 

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FY2009

 

Edit file information for FY 2009 PLS
DELETE: Edit #60011 (YAPRO + KIDPRO > TOTPRO) Edit #60129 (KIDPRO = 0 and TOTPRO <> 0) REVISED: Edit #60029 to #60023 (TOTPRO > -1 and TOTPRO < KIDPRO) and REVISED to (TOTPRO > -1 and TOTPRO < KIDPRO + YAPRO) CHANGED EDIT NUMBER: Edit #60029 to #60028 (KIDPRO + YAPRO = 0 and TOTPRO <> 0) Edit #60125 to #60126 (KIDATTEN > 0 and KIDPRO > 0 and (KIDATTEN/KIDPRO < 2.34 or KIDATTEN/KIDPRO > 202.57) Edit #60126 to #60123 (KIDPRO = 0 and TOTPRO > 300)

 

 

 

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