ERIC Number: ED241013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1981-1982.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This report, submitted to the President in accordance with the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Act (PL 91-345), describes NCLIS activities for the 12-month period from October 1, 1981 through September 30, 1982. Activities specially noted include the dissemination of the NCLIS report entitled "Public Sector/Private Sector Interaction in Providing Information Services"; coordination of hearings on the changing information needs of rural America and on computer-based information systems and services in agriculture; and initiation of a public/private sector cooperative project with IBM (International Business Machines) to investigate the impact of technology on libraries. Sections cover: (1) introductory material; (2) work with the executive and legislative branches and national and international library/information science associations; (3) progress made in accomplishing three major NCLIS goals, i.e., developing specifications for new library legislation, improving the dissemination of federal information, and improving library services through resource sharing and applications of technology; (4) other activities; (5) future directions and plans; and (6) personnel and administrative changes. A list of NCLIS personnel and an executive summary are also provided. Appendices include a copy of Public Law 91-345; a fiscal statement; and lists of NCLIS publications, publications and media produced by the 1979 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST), NCLIS projects, and former commission members. (ESR)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Science, Information Services, Institutional Cooperation, Libraries, National Programs, Public Agencies, Rural Population
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.