ERIC Number: ED082800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-1
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Action Plan for Florida's Public Libraries. Addendum.
Florida Library Study Commission, Tallahassee.; Spindletop Research Center, Lexington, KY.
The introduction to this addendum (the Action Plan is LI 004 521) discusses the present use by libraries of information-handling technology and identifies some of the trends taking place in performing essential library services. While some limited inroads have been made in automating certain public library functions, the bulk of services is still being performed in much the same manner as has been the case for years. This is not because public libraries have not sought to be progressive, or have been reluctant to change traditional procedures. Rather, other pressures for public funds have often resulted in lower-than-desired funding for library projects. Moreover, many of the promising applications of new technology have not been developed to the point where they are appropriate for implementation in public libraries on any large scale. New methods of storing, retrieving, and disseminating information are needed, and it is in the realm of new technology and its application to public library functions that perhaps the greatest benefits will lie. With this in mind, an examination of potential new technology and the possible implications on the Florida library system is appropriate. Included in this discussion are broadband coaxial cable, cartridge television, and the implications of communications for Florida's library system. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Library Study Commission, Tallahassee.; Spindletop Research Center, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Florida