ERIC Number: ED366340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
CLAN Automation Plan.
Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City.
The Central Libraries Automated Network (CLAN) of Nevada is a cooperative system which shares circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions systems and numerous online databases. Its mission is to provide public access to information and efficient library administration through shared computer systems, databases, and telecommunications. This document is the automation services plan of the CLAN. The following goals are listed in the document: (1) services: maximize citizens' access to information through automated systems; (2) staffing: provide adequate staff to manage the CLAN network; (3) training: assure availability of state-of-the-art training for all CLAN participants; (4) funding: provide a stable funding base from a variety of sources; (5) hardware/software: provide reliable and efficient hardware and software to meet user needs; (6) database access: provide efficient economical access to databases used to build local files and retrieve non-locally held information; (7) handicapped: provide access for handicapped users through use of new technologies; and (8) telecommunications: manage telecommunications network which provides efficient access to all shared databases. Also included are the corresponding objectives to these goals, as well as a list of 11 project descriptions and cost estimates. (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Bibliographic Databases, Computer Networks, Financial Support, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Associations, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Education, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Mission Statements, Online Catalogs, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Central Libraries Automation Network NV; Nevada
Note: For related documents, see IR 054 817-819.