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ERIC Number: ED089661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-22
Pages: 9
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Statement for the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations of the House Committee on Appropriations, March 22, 1974.
Cooke, Eileen D.
This statement by the American Library Association (ALA) for the Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations of the House Committee on Appropriations endorses the Library of Congress request for funding in 1975 and requests that funding be increased for the Office of Superintendent of Documents for the same period. The value and importance of several activities of the Library of Congress is commented upon, specifically: the National Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging, the PL-480 Program for India, the work of the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and the Affirmative Action Program. Some of the services of the Office of Superintendent of Documents vital to libraries and the American public are described, and the problems besetting the Office (sharp price increases and backlogged orders, for instance) which have an adverse effect on both groups are discussed. The ALA also urges increased financial support for the Depository Library Program of the Office so that material may be more promptly delivered to depository libraries, more adequate inspection of the libraries can be made, and more non-GPO U.S. Government publications can be included in the depository program. A copy of the January 25, 1974 resolution of the ALA is appended. (JG)
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Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.