National and state summaries here on public libraries, including information on staffing, visitation, circulation, computers in libraries, collections and services, and more. The report was issued in June 2010 but is based on data for fiscal year 2008. Some interesting statistics: There were 1.50 billion visits nationwide to public libraries according to the report, and there were 2.28 billion circulations of library materials.
GODORT offers this very helpful page of sites to where statistical information on a variety of topics and subjects can be found.
This is the American Library Association’s E-Government Toolkit.
Information here about your mobile telephone service when you travel abroad.
This database shows how student-athletes are doing academically at NCAA institutions.
“Ever wonder what newspapers your representative in the House subscribes to? Or how many staffers your member has hired, and how much they’re paid? How much the House spends on computers, office supplies and travel? Want to know what the House Appropriations Committee—which writes the bills that spend over a trillion dollars—paid for Deer Park bottled water? The answers to all those questions and more can be found in the House Expenditure Reports database”–From the Website.
This is an article from the Edmonton Journal about a challenge many libraries, especially urban ones, face.