ERIC Number: ED354914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Library Network Services Planning Task Force Report: Defining the Services, Roles and Relationships of the State Library as Information Provider, Broker, Publisher, Switch and Catalyst in a Networked Environment.
New York State Library, Albany.
The growing importance of computer networking as a medium for communication and knowledge transfer suggested that the New York State Library needed a process to guide development in this emerging field. A planning process engaged more than 100 librarians and library staff, state officials, print and electronic publishers, clients, and information providers. Their efforts resulted in approximately 40 recommendations that form the body of this report. These recommendations are grouped into the following areas: (1) roles for the state library in a networked environment; (2) leadership in network services and training; (3) tools for network navigation; (4) state library facilities; (5) services to state agencies and local governments; (6) standards; and (7) public kiosk services. The proposed recommendations are intended for implementation over a 5- to 10-year period. Implementation will need to take into account financial resource limitations. Appendix 1 lists the task force and working group membership; appendix 2 is the program and action document for the state library; and appendix 3 is a vision statement for the electronic doorway library of the future. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.