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PLS Data File Submission Log

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FY 2015 PLS Submission


Burden for the IMLS PLS:

“The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 98 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection.

1)  Preparing for collecting data submission (revising worksheets, and, if you're a Bibliostat or Counting Opinions state, submitting to and testing PLS Web Portal)
2)  Vetting data submissions of individual libraries

3)  Readying data for submission to AIR, contacting libraries as needed with questions

4)  Submit data through PLS Web Portal

5)  Respond to post-submittal edit questions (includes all time spent interacting with PLS Web Portal and AIR this phase)


PLS Web Portal User's Guide, Version 1.5:   https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/pls_users_guide_fy2015_508.pdf - 4/22/2016 

PLS Users Guide FY 2015 Revision Memo (2/9/2016): http://plsc.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/105090810/PLS%202015_UG_Update_Memo_rev2_20160211.pdf 



February 23, 2016


Phase 2 of the PLS Web Portal is now available (https://www.plswebportal.org). You are now able to upload data and move through the full process of data submission through locking.  This includes running non-critical edit checks, annotating those edit checks, and locking your data. Any SDCs who uploaded data prior to this date will be able to complete the process at this time.  


If you have any questions or encounter any problems please contact the PLS Help Desk.  


Email: PLS@air.org


Call: 1-866-744-5746
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST (Mon-Fri)


FY 2015 Submission Log: PLSLog2015_2016 09 30.pdf




States have been placed into one of three reporting groups (see table below) based on their fiscal cycles or extraordinary reporting hardship, in order to stagger data submissions and thus enable timelier processing and release of the survey report and data file. 



Reporting group and fiscal cycle

States and U.S. territories

Survey due date

Group #1




June 17, 2016

Group #2



AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

July 29, 2016
Group #3*




August 19, 2016

*Extraordinary reporting hardship


The FY 2015 PLS has a firm due date of June 17, 2016 for group #1 states, July 29, 2016 for group#2 states, and August 19, 2016 for group #3 states. No state data submission will be accepted after the due date specified for the state. If you cannot submit data for all of your public libraries by the due date, please submit the data you do have available instead of not submitting data at all.


The Francis Keppel Award for timely and accurate submission of data is based on a point system covering timely response to the original submission and post-submission processing. States that accumulate at least 16 points out of the maximum 20 points will receive the award. The point system is defined in Attachment D of the letter sent to the State Data Coordinator.


Francis Keppel Award Criteria:  2015 Keppel award due dates_rev 5 17 16.pdf  New Deadline as of May 17, 2016


Having trouble submitting your data? 

Please click here: Public Library Survey Contacts 


Prior Year Submission Logs: 

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY2014 Survey Plslog2014.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY2013 Survey Plslog2013.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY2012 Survey Plslog2012.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY2011 Survey Plslog2011.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY 2010 Survey Plslog2010.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY 2009 Survey  Plslog2009.pdf

PLS Data File Submission Log - FY 2008 Survey  Plslog2008.pdf 


Prior Years User Guides (1998-2013):

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.9 (FY 2014): PLS_Manual_FY2014.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.8 (FY 2013): PLS_Manual_FY2013.pdf   

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.7 (FY 2012): FY2012_WebPLUS_User_Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.6 (FY 2011): FY2011 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.5 (FY 2010): FY2010 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.4 (FY 2009): FY2009 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.3 (FY 2008): FY2008 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.2 (FY 2007): FY2007 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.1 (FY 2006): FY2006 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WebPLUS User's Guide, Version 1.0 (FY 2005): FY2005 WebPLUS User Guide.pdf

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.6 (FY 2004): FY2004 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.5 (FY 2003): FY2003 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.4 (FY 2002): FY2002 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf 

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.3 (FY 2001): FY2001 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf 

WInPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.2 (FY 2000): FY2000 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf 

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.1 (FY 1999): FY1999 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf  

WinPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.0 (FY 1998): FY1998 WinPLUS User Guide.pdf

DECPLUS USer's Guide, Version 2.4 (FY 1997): FY1997 DECPLUS User Guide.pdf

DECPLUS User's Guide, Version 2.3 (FY 1996): FY 1996 DECPLUS User Guide.pdf





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