Figure 5: Public Library Outlet Public Access Workstation

The 2007 survey findings indicate an increase of 12.4% of public library branches which have no plans to add workstations (57.8% versus 45.4% in 2006). An additional large increase over 2006 is in the category of replacing workstations; 27.2% of public library branches had no replacement plans in 2006, whereas 46.3% of branches reported having no plans to replace workstations in 2007. While these data do not allow for qualitative interpretation, one reason for a decrease in replacement or addition plans could be that a larger percentage of library branches have newer equipment, thereby minimizing the need to replace or add any in the near future.


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