ERIC Number: ED342405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-6
Reference Count: N/A
Provision of Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in New England from a Central Facility. A Paper for Discussion with the State Librarians of Connecticut, Maine, Massachuestts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Martin, Thomas J.; And Others
This discussion paper identifies how the New England Facility could be established to offer service for the blind and physically handicapped. Following a premise which outlines typical library services, the New England Facility is described in terms of its approach to service; facility size (total square footage); staffing needs and responsibilities; staffing costs; annual operating costs; apportionment of annual costs; and set-up costs. A summary of the costs concludes the main body of the paper. Appended materials include the fiscal year 1990 statistics for each of the New England states; a review of automation activities in each state; the title of the authorizing legislation for the regional libraries of each of the states; and the names of the compilers of this paper. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.