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ERIC Number: ED316231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Era for Libraries. A Report from the Iowa Blue Ribbon Task Force on Libraries.
Iowa State Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines. State Library.
The Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs appointed a task force, to be chaired by the State Librarian of Iowa, to evaluate technologies available for libraries and potential uses for the technologies deemed valuable; discuss problems from the viewpoint of the library user in the establishment of cooperative programs; and develop a comprehensive long-range plan for library cooperation. In order of priority, the recommendations of the task force advocate: (1) support for multitype libraries (i.e., academic, public, school, special, and state) by transferring Iowa's approximately $1.5 million Library Services and Construction Act grant from the State Library to local libraries on a competitive bid basis; (2) an appropriation of $200,000 to the State Library to purchase an integrated, automated library system, and a $119,000 increase in appropriations for the State Library to cover costs of professional staff for statewide library automation consulting; (3) an increase of $4.1 million for "Information Iowa," which provides Iowans with access to materials and strengthens collections statewide; (4) expanded funds to cover the cost of a statewide delivery system and for the purchase and installation of a statewide telefacsimile network; (5) a statewide retrospective conversion of library records into machine-readable format; and (6) $550,000 to supplement interlibrary loan services in multitype libraries across the state. (SD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines. State Library.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act