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714 Number of Weeks a Library is Open

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714 Number of Weeks a Library is Open (actual weeks; collected and reported out at the outlet level)

 

Definition:

This is the number of weeks during the year that an outlet was open to the public.

 

Note: Include the number of weeks open for public service for Centrals (data element #209), Branches (data element #210), Bookmobiles (data element #211), and Books-by-Mail Only. For each bookmobile, count only the weeks during which the bookmobile is open to the public. For administrative entities that offer ONLY books-by-mail service, count the weeks that the outlet is staffed for service. The count should be based on the number of weeks that a library outlet was open for half or more of its scheduled service hours.  Extensive weeks closed to the public due to natural disasters or other events should be excluded from the count.  Do not calculate based on total number of service hours per year at the outlet level.  For example, by dividing total hours by the average hours open per week.  Round to the nearest whole number of weeks. If the library was open half or more of its scheduled hours in a given week, round up to the next week. If the library was open less than half of its scheduled hours, round down.

 

 

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SDC question (9/22/10) and comments on this data element, IMLS Response

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