ERIC Number: ED214529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Information Needs of the 80's. Report of the Commissioner's Committee on Statewide Library Development.
New York State Library, Albany.
Recommendations designed to facilitate library development in the state of New York are presented in categories reflecting the five goals agreed upon by committee members: (1) the assurance of maximum access to all forms of information for all residents of the state; (2) the sharing of resources as broadly and as effectively as possible; (3) increased state and local financial support; (4) the adoption of new technologies and organizational changes to improve access to information and meet user needs and priorities; and (5) the coordination of development and services with the aid of the state library and the advice of concerned users. An overview of the libraries and library systems of New York State provides brief discussions of the various types of libraries and their functions; the characteristics and problems of public library systems, reference and research library resource systems, and school library systems, as well as interlibrary loan and regional networks; funding through state aid for the library systems, local library operations, and school and academic libraries; and the functions and problems of the New York State Library. (RBF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers: Library Development; New York; New York State Library