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ERIC Number: ED241029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Council on Library and Network Development on Funding for State Level Resource Providers. Bulletin No. 4150.
Eagon, Burdette; And Others
This publication describes Wisconsin state level library services and their funding and presents recommendations related to state level resource providers, as required by Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 347, Laws of 1979. Types of and the structure for providing statewide library services and resources are outlined, followed by a description of statutory, contractual, and other Wisconsin resource providers and their funding sources. A series of 17 recommendations are then presented, covering the designation of selected libraries to provide specialized backup interlibrary loan, information, and open access services to libraries and citizens in Wisconsin; the inclusion of a definition of a state level resource provider in the Wisconsin Statutes; the continued status of the Reference and Loan Library, the State Historical Society, the State Law Library, and the Legislative Reference Bureau as the only organizations with statutory responsiblities for statewide library services; funding for statutory and contractual state level resource providers; and related issues. Appendices contain copies of relevant Wisconsin statutes and describe the clientele, library collections, funding sources, and statewide document delivery, information/reference, and special services of statutory, contractual, and other Wisconsin state level resource providers. A list of assumptions and principles on which the recommendations are based concludes the report. (ESR)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Library Funding; Resource Sharing; Wisconsin