Public Library Circulation, Anonymized Patron Access Records, and Budget Information for 2016 -2019

Nic Weber filed this request with the Plano Public Library of Plano, TX .
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R002349-011420

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From: Nic Weber

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, I hereby request the following records:

Total circulation of library materials (broken down by material type) for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Please provide these as aggregated monthly totals for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. If possible please include the following details:
- Total physical item circulation (delineated by first time check-outs versus renewals)
- Total number of circulations of electronic materials
- Total circulation
- Electronic Content Use
- Total Collection Use

Lost library items aggregated monthly for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Patron circulation records including material due dates and material return dates for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Please provide these as hashed (de-identified but with unique key per patron). Additionally, please include what (if any) definition your library uses for "active borrower"?

Annual itemized library budget 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 including any donations made to the library. Please provide a record of donations collected aggregated monthly for these years. Please also provide a description of how donations are solicited.

The total revenue of fines and total revenue of fees collected 2016, 2017, 2018.

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The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

This request is part of a research project by the Information School at the University of Washington to better understand how removal of library fines affects library circulation, patron visits, and library budgets. We are committed to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with data files in machine-readable format (examples include .csv, .txt., .xls/x) or if applicable text documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 days.

Sincerely,

Nic Weber
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

From: Plano Public Library

Dear Mr. Weber,

In accordance with SB 944, effective as of September 1, 2019, the following designated methods for open records processing in Plano are: (1) GovQA portal; (2) one designated email (openrecords@plano.gov<mailto:openrecords@plano.gov>); (3) hand delivery; and (4) U.S. mail (for hand delivery and U.S. mail, the request must be addressed to the designated officer for public information). If the open records request is not sent through these means of transmission, the request will not be treated as received.

Sincerely,
Libby Holtmann
Director of Libraries

From: Nic Weber

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, I hereby request the following records:

Total circulation of library materials (broken down by material type) for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Please provide these as aggregated monthly totals for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. If possible please include the following details:
- Total physical item circulation (delineated by first time check-outs versus renewals)
- Total number of circulations of electronic materials
- Total circulation
- Electronic Content Use
- Total Collection Use

Lost library items aggregated monthly for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Patron circulation records including material due dates and material return dates for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Please provide these as hashed (de-identified but with unique key per patron). Additionally, please include what (if any) definition your library uses for "active borrower"?

Annual itemized library budget 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 including any donations made to the library. Please provide a record of donations collected aggregated monthly for these years. Please also provide a description of how donations are solicited.

The total revenue of fines and total revenue of fees collected 2016, 2017, 2018.

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The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

This request is part of a research project by the Information School at the University of Washington to better understand how removal of library fines affects library circulation, patron visits, and library budgets. We are committed to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with data files in machine-readable format (examples include .csv, .txt., .xls/x) or if applicable text documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 days.

Sincerely,

Nic Weber
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

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Dear Nic Weber,
Thank you for your request. Please allow up to 10 business days for your request to be filled. Refer to the reference number when contacting the city regarding this request.
Reference number: R002349-011420
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From: Plano Public Library

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of January 13, 2020, Reference # R002349-011420.
Dear Nic Weber,
The City of Plano received a records request from you on January 13, 2020. Your request mentioned:
“see attached”
The City of Plano has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request.  Please log in to the Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents.
Note: the uploaded Word document has notes in red in response to your questions and where to find the corresponding data on the uploaded Excel document. Public Information Request - R002349-011420 (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=xSfKPyHO1-2F4Mny2NCLJVuqz2l3d-2FXBIJHzmH-2BmMrrQ9s67Nar5CHPFsqJjRRMRl02aPHzozUv4-2BjMoFEytxXrxKPfsitVJO30vJJ6ux0jOc-3D_2YGFqecY4kuwqL3V9yfOGiHNoCxPGBSps1vfRSbt-2FYlyz5il-2Feae6NJTvpVJgxzJ9HvNhNbJuZWIJR25Xq0EXgu-2BFl2TrbO-2FYTbnTXBmPRjjFaOe-2BxTkzrmq7PPE97PKwHXEydpxfmN4phO8-2F464U27hoTVdyfzJSQ-2FPX2MX6F4Z08UW6S-2Fm3Q6oL9kCNQoICI7hnxuHSv4fU9Tqlpjqvw5UH5C5t6FKM9hLeuTmi2lK558WOWoZq33QPC6XmUU1oVIXur2tWOLpnTKc1HQss1P8Mq8A20N-2Fophf6opzOzg-2FQd6ld13gtMuJA2mze-2BwhUK4mV-2BItgz7SOnTfTX-2BsDJwBcgADuBC-2FUvwZbTCT-2FtnbFm8mNvhhe8bbJhItpE6TuvekubahcjbaatHXjnBB2Wmo6ltTpqLJlrmZwizjIRA-3D)
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at the number below.
Sincerely,
Linda Wilson
Library Administration
972-769-4208
lindawi@plano.gov

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