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ERIC Number: ED020446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 74
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LIBRARY SERVICES FOR THE NATION'S NEEDS, TOWARD FULLFILLMENT OF A NATIONAL POLICY. REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES.
KNIGHT, DOUGLAS M.
THE BASIC CONCLUSIONS OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES ARE PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT. INFORMATION UPON WHICH THESE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE BASED CAME FROM FORMAL TESTIMONY, INFORMAL DISCUSSION, REGIONAL HEARINGS, AND SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED STUDIES ON RELEVANT TOPICS. THE FUNDAMENTAL RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMISSION IS THAT IT BE DECLARED NATIONAL POLICY THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD BE PROVIDED ADEQUATE LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IN COLLABORATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE AGENCIES, SHOULD LEAD IN PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES. OBJECTIVES ARE STATED FOR OVERCOMING CURRENT INADEQUACIES IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACHIEVING THESE OBJECTIVES INCLUDE--(1) ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL COMMISSION OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AS A CONTINUING FEDERAL PLANNING AGENCY, (2) RECOGNITION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AS THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE U.S., (3) ESTABLISHMENT OF A FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, (4) RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANT CURRENT ROLE OF THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION IN MEETING LIBRARY SERVICE NEEDS, AND (5) STRENGTHENING OF STATE LIBRARY AGENCIES. APPENDED ARE THE STATEMENTS ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES AND THE COMMISSION AND LISTS OF SPECIAL STUDIES, REGIONAL HEARINGS, AND THE COMMISSION MEETINGS AND WITNESSES. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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