ERIC Number: ED370542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1984-1985. Progress through Partnerships.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
The major accomplishments of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) for fiscal year 1984-1985 are grouped according to the Commission's four principal program areas. Activities addressing Access to Information included disseminating a report on the role of fees in supporting public and academic libraries and compiling data about the library segment of the information economy. Activities included under Improving Library and Information Services To Meet Changing Needs involved services for the aging, illiterate adults and teenagers, and residents of rural areas. Activities reported for the NCLIS Information Technology and Productivity program included sponsoring an information center at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Chicago, preparing an article on information and productivity, and planning for a second international seminar on the topic. Activities under Policy Planning and Advice included commenting on the Office of Management and Budget's circular, "Management of Federal Information Resources," holding meetings to discuss issues relating to contracting federal library operations, and creating a preliminary planning group for a second White House Conference on Library and Information Services. A brief report on personnel and administration concludes the report, and a copy of the law authorizing the NCLIS is appended. A list of NCLIS publications from 1972-1985 is also appended, along with information about current and former Commission members and a fiscal statement. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.