ERIC Number: ED258580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-24
Reference Count: N/A
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Annual Report, 1978-1979.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This eighth annual report covers the activities of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) from October 1, 1978 through September 30, 1979. Information on the background, composition, and role of the commission is provided, followed by descriptions of preparations for the first White House Conference on Library and Information Services, including pre-conference planning, state and territorial conferences and their outcomes, theme and other pre-conferences, development of the White House Conference theme, and the use of computer teleconferencing during the planning process. A new initiative, the Public/Private Sector Task Force, is described, and ongoing activities are reported. These include tasks undertaken by the newly established NCLIS Periodical Advisory Committee, development of a methodology for the Library of Congress national network database design, publication of a special report on school library media centers and networking, and continued support both for the American National Standards Committee Z39, and for a series of consulting skills institutes for state library personnel. Descriptions of liaison activities, plans for the future, and staff and administrative changes during the year complete the report. Appendixes include the NCLIS Act--Public Law 91-345; a summary of the program document, Toward a National Program for Library and Information Services: Goals for Action; lists of members of various NCLIS committees, of publications, and of projects and contracts supported by the commission; a fiscal statement; and a list of the dates of the state and territorial conferences. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.