Who Has What – Vermont libraries’ automation systems

Vermont has a new State Librarian and I’ve been diving into more of the reports from the state Department of Libraries lately. Their most recent newsletter mentioned the Who Has What page which is a list of which vendors all the automated lirbaries in Vermont are using for their catalogs. What isn’t mentioned is that Vermont has about 192 public and community libraries. The DoL list has 86 libraries listed in the public section. You’re getting that little unstated statistic, right?

2 Responses to “Who Has What – Vermont libraries’ automation systems”

  1. Amy Ranger Says:

    Less than half of the Vermont public libraries have an automated catalog? In 2008? Eeks. Hmm, I wonder what the stats are for Michigan. I will look and send you a note.

  2. Amy Ranger Says:

    According to Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest 2007 Edition –> http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hal/lm_DataDigest_2007_236559_7.pdf <– 92% of Michigan’s public libraries had automated systems in 2006, and every public library in the state offered Internet access. Michigan has 379 main libraries, 280 branch libraries and 18 bookmobiles providing public library service.

    73 libraries serve a population of 0–3,999
    76 libraries serve a population of 4,000-6,999
    68 libraries serve a population of 7,000-11,999
    78 libraries serve a population of 12,000-25,999
    42 libraries serve a population of 26,000-49,999
    42 libraries serve a population of 50,000 and over

    In general, it looks like Michigan is doing a pretty good job of supporting libraries. Business, not so good. But libraries… well, we all need somewhere to go when there’s nothing else happening.