ERIC Number: ED100310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of Establishing a Regional Interstate Library Network in the Southwest.
Martin, Harry S.
In order to identify an appropriate legal structure for an interstate library agency in the southwest region of the United States the variety of existing organizational patterns actually used by various interstate service operations or potentially available for use were surveyed. Attention was paid to the legal requirements which influence the environment of library networks in general and interstate operations in particular. Three legal patterns were considered: the non-profit corporation, a federal regional authority, and the device of an interstate compact. A relatively new approach, the federal-interstate compact was selected as the most attractive legal base for a regional library agency. Some recommendations for future action and an outline of the compact's provisions are included. The appendixes of this report include selected interstate compacts and a bibliography of pertinent legislation, case law, books, documents and articles. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Library Interstate Cooperative Endeavor, Dallas, TX.