ERIC Number: ED238449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
New York State Plan for Federal Depository Library Service.
New York State Library, Albany.
This publication describes the present structure of New York's depository library program and presents a state plan for future federal depository library service through improved bibliographic and physical access at the local level. The purpose of the depository library program and the rationale for a state plan are reviewed, as are the development of New York's state plan and the location, collections, and activities of the state's depository libraries. The four components of the plan are then outlined, i.e., collection development and resource sharing; bibliographic access and tools; services; and public relations, education, and training. Within each component, responsibilities at three levels are identified: the individual selective depository, the regional reference and research library resources council, and the New York State Library as a regional federal depository. It is noted that plan implementation and review will be achieved through the creation of a geographically balanced six-member Advisory Council on Federal Depository Library Service with monitoring, reporting, and lobbying functions. Appendices present a copy of laws in force relating to government depository libraries; an analysis of the collections, administration, and services of New York federal depository libraries; and four related items. Three addenda, an executive summary, and a list of persons involved in this project are also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers: Access to Information; New York; Resource Sharing
Note: Prepared by the Task Force on Federal Depository Library Services in New York State.