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FY 2016 PLS Data Collection

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Reporting Group and Fiscal Cycle States and U.S. Territories Survey Due Date

Group #1


AK, AZ, CA, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, KY, MA, MD, MO, MT, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, VA, WV, WY April 21, 2017

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 28, 2017

Group #3*


TX August 18, 2017

*Extraordinary reporting hardship

Guidance for Data Collection

FY 2016 Data Element Changes

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

FY 2016 Import and Edit Files

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.