ERIC Number: ED107312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a National Program for Library and Information Services: Goals for Action.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC. National Program for Library and Information Services.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) presents its goals and plans for a national program of library and information services with the intention of satisfying the nation's information needs to the greatest extent possible. The basic needs and rationale for a national program are stated, and a survey is made of the present situation of public, special, school, university, research, academic, state, and federal libraries and information services. The concerns of publishers and providers of information services in the private sector, as well as copyright problems, are reviewed, Existing network and cooperative efforts are examined along with some impediments to further cooperation. The NCLIS recommendations for a national program encompass: objectives; relationships and responsibilities of states, the private sector, and the Library of Congress; proposed legislation; funding; and the nationwide network concept. Major federal responsibilities involved in a nationwide network are delineated in the areas of standards, resource collections, centralized services, exploration of computer use, new forms of telecommunications, research and development support, and cooperation with other nations and with international organizations. Appendixes contain enabling legislation and lists of NCLIS members and staff. (LS)
Descriptors: Centralization, Computers, Copyrights, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Libraries, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Standards, National Programs, Program Proposals, Publishing Industry, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC. National Program for Library and Information Services.