Network Bulletin No. 05-08
Date: February 18, 2005
Index Term: Two CMLS reports for your library
Attached are the __CMLS Subscriber Characteristics Analysis Report and the CMLS Criteria
Report__ for your library. The reports were compiled at the conclusion of federal fiscal year (FY)
2004, which ended September 30, 2004. These reports provide quantitative information about
your library's subscribers under the following categories: age, handicap, language,
equipment/machines assigned, county code, and reader interests.
The __CMLS Criteria Report__ indentifies specific categories in which data is insufficient or where
there is a larger than ten percent difference between your annual report to NLS and CMLS
reader data for your library.
NLS uses the information in CMLS to justify readership and usage for budgeting purposes. It is
important that the data is accurate. If your library has not already scheduled a reconciliation
with its CMLS files, we encourage you to do so as soon as is practicable.
For more information contact:
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[Attachments: This attachment contained print attachments that were mailed to the Network
on February 18, 2005.]