ERIC Number: ED179251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Federal Funding Alternatives. White House Conference on Library and Information Services: Pre-Conference Meetings on Special Themes, June 8-9 and September 14, 1978.
Trezza, Alphonse F.
Existing and potential federal funding programs for libraries are discussed in this special conference theme summary. The relation of library funding to the total intergovernmental grant system is explained, and eight existing federal programs are outlined that support (1) public library services, (2) interlibrary cooperation, (3) school libraries and instructional resources, (4) college library resources, (5) career training, (6) research and demonstration, (7) strengthening research libraries, and (8) college instructional equipment. Suggestions for alternative models of federal support include a revised federal role and target in funding, modification of existing funding mechanisms, and a new legislative initiative. Five references are listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: White House Conference Library Info Services
Note: This summary is based on "Prospects, Possibilities and Alternatives for Federal Support of Libraries and Information Services: Design for the 1980's: A Background Paper," October 1978; For related documents, see IR 008 001-013 and IR 008 213