ERIC Number: ED195252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Plan for the Integration of Indiana Libraries into the National Program. The INNS Report.
Baker, Harold E.
The primary objective of this project, known as the Indiana/National Network Study (INNS), is to make practical recommendations for the development and implementation of a coordinated statewide library network which is consistent with national policies. Major project activities included: (1) collection of socio-economic and library statistical data; (2) review of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science National Program Report; (3) survey of existing library services in Indiana; (4) review of national library service standards; (5) review of existing state financial support for library service; and (6) determination of critical factors for network development. Existing library resources and networks in Indiana are identified for state, school, public, and academic libraries, and for film services and library associations. This description of resources was derived from area profiles, which are appended to the report. The final section contains an analysis of existing network components in terms of strengths and barriers to cooperation. Recommendations, in answer to goals of the statewide program, are stated. These are developed through implementation strategies which consider funding, establishment of a time frame, organizational structure, and alternative courses of action. Statistical tables supplement the entire report, and additional supporting materials are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana