ERIC Number: ED389302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: A Directory with FY 1994 Statistics on Readership, Circulation, Budget, Staff, and Collections.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
The first part of this directory of National Library Service (NLS) resources for the blind and physically handicapped lists NLS network libraries and machine-lending agencies, arranged alphabetically by state. The information for each library includes its address, telephone and fax numbers, librarian, hours of operation, book and special collections, assistive devices, special services, and publications; Internet addresses are also included for some of the libraries. Other library resources at the national level are listed in the second part of the directory, arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization. Each entry indicates address, telephone and numbers, contact person, hours of operation, eligibility requirements, book collection, subject coverage, reading levels, distribution policy, and catalog availability. Two appendices give NLS network library statistics for FY 1994 on readership and circulation according to medium (recorded disc, braille, and recorded cassette) and on budget, staff, and collections. (AEF)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Audiotape Recordings, Blindness, Braille, Library Collections, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Statistics, National Programs, Physical Disabilities, Resource Centers
Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542 (free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Identifiers: National Library Service for the Blind
Note: For 1993 statistics, see ED 375 857.