Corrigenda

Doing a post-publication pass of Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four (2012-13), working on commentary, I’ve discovered three minor transcription errors and about half a dozen formatting infelicities.

Errors

On page 29, in Chapter 2 (libraries serving fewer than 700 patrons), the Circulation per capita benchmark table contains an error in the bottom row (0-1 circulation per capita). It should say 20 libraries rather than 30, and 4% rather than 6%. None of the other numbers are affected.

Here’s the corrected table, with changed numbers shown in bold italic.

Circ/cap Count % Cum% BenR $/Cap
24+ 58 12% 8.50 $90.46
17-23 40 8% 20% 7.92 $61.21
13-16 51 10% 30% 7.68 $48.88
10-12 85 17% 47% 6.99 $41.49
8-9 46 9% 56% 7.47 $41.24
6-7 76 15% 71% 7.28 $37.79
4-5 64 13% 84% 7.22 $33.64
2-3 61 12% 96% 6.25 $31.73
0-1 20 4% 100% 5.53 $26.53

On page 58, in  Chapter 8 (libraries serving 3,000 to 3,999 patrons), the PCs benchmark table contains an error in the next-to-bottom row. It should say 127 libraries, 25%, and 86% cumulative rather than 117 libraries, 23%, and 84% cumulative.

Here’s the corrected table, again with changes in bold italic.

PCs Count % Cum% BenR $/Cap
100+ 0 0%
40-99 0 0% 0%
20-39 13 3% 3% 5.22 $57.77
13-19 39 8% 10% 6.46 $43.80
9-12 92 18% 28% 6.18 $33.41
6-8 167 33% 61% 6.16 $31.69
4-5 127 25% 86% 6.06 $23.73
0-3 72 14% 100% 6.06 $19.44

Finally, on page 219 (Oklahoma libraries), in the Program Attendance per Capita benchmark table, the top row should say 4 libraries rather than 5, and 3% rather than 4%. All cumulative %age figures are changed by 1%.

Here’s the corrected table with modified numbers shown in bold italics.

Att/cap Count % Cum% BenR $/Cap
1.1+ 4 3% 8.15 $36.34
0.7-1.09 12 10% 14% 5.80 $40.36
0.5-0.69 9 8% 22% 5.41 $32.41
0.4-0.49 10 9% 30% 6.61 $30.54
0.3-0.39 12 10% 41% 5.85 $30.49
0.2-0.29 21 18% 59% 5.37 $21.56
0.11-0.19 14 12% 71% 6.64 $23.71
0-0.1 33 29% 100% 6.23 $22.70

In none of the three tables are the $/cap or BenR figures wrong.

Formatting

Some half dozen benchmark tables have the figures left-aligned rather than right-aligned, but the figures are correct.

Fixes

For any copies purchased after about 11 a.m. PDT today, these errors have been corrected.

They’re all pretty minor errors, as you can see.

If you have already purchased a copy and feel the need to have a corrected version, send me email (waltcrawford@gmail.com). If you have a PDF (as almost all purchasers do), I’ll send back a verification question to make sure you really do have a copy, then email you a new and corrected version*.

If you have one of the handful of print copies sold, I’d be happy to provide a free corrected PDF (same situation: send me email. waltcrawford@gmail.com, I’ll send you a verification question, then send you the corrected PDF). If you feel strongly that you need a brand-new print version, I’ll see what I can do*.

My apologies for the errors; I don’t believe any of them would significantly affect your library’s ability to use this book to help tell your story, but I’d rather not have made them. Still, no matter how hard we try, misteaks dew gett maid.

[Added 9/23/12]:  One other minor formatting problem was fixed in this update–the chapter headings for Chapter 20 (Libraries by state) were carrying over the headings for Chapter 19.

I’m very nearly certain there are one or two other typos in the book. I’d appreciate being informed of them, and will collect them; if there are enough, I’ll do another post and maybe even another update to the book itself.

[Added 9/26/12]: After two more careful scans and some machine double-checks, I encountered three or four trivial typos (none of which should have much effect on users of this as a tool), just enough to update the book. Anybody who purchased a copy before 4:30 PDT on September 25, 2012 and desires an updated PDF should contact me; after a quick verification, I’ll email you the current PDF.


*Or, come to think of it, you could hang on to what you have: If the book does well, you’d have one of four print or 13 PDF copies of a rare flawed edition that might eventually be worth, I dunno, very little.

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