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454 Video-Physical Units

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Library Collection


This section of the survey (450-460) collects data on selected types of materials.


It does not cover all materials (i.e., microform, scores, maps, and pictures) for which expenditures are reported under Print Materials Expenditures, Electronic Materials Expenditures, and Other Material Expenditures (data elements #353, #354, and #355). Under this category report only items the library has acquired as part of the collection and catalogued, whether purchased, lease, licensed, or donated as gifts. that have been purchased, leased or licensed by the library, a consortium, the state library, a donor or other person or entity. Included items must only be accessible with a valid library card or at a physical library location; inclusion in the catalog is not required. Do not include items freely available without monetary exchange. Do not include items that are permanently retained by the patron; count only items that have a set circulation period where it is available for their use.Count electronic materials at the administrative entity level; do not duplicate numbers at each branch.

Highlighted: new for FY2015  



454 Video – Physical Units 

These are materials circulated in a fixed, physical format on which moving pictures are recorded, with or without sound. Electronic playback reproduces pictures, with or without sound, using a television receiver or computer monitor. Video formats may include tape, DVD and CD-ROM. Do not include downloadable electronic video files.


Report the number of units, including duplicates. Items packaged together as a unit (e.g. two audiocassettes for one recorded book e.g. two DVDs for one movie) and checked out as a unit are counted as one physical unit.


Changed in FY2010.  Added to survey in FY2010 for those state able to collect.  All states to collect for FY2011 survey. 


8/17/11: The following has been edited for the FY2011 Survey:   The example: (e.g. two audiocassettes for one recorded book) has been changed to: (e.g. two DVDs for one movie).   


See #455 Video - Downloadable Titles


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