ERIC Number: ED371711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
Specifications for Braille Centralization, Study 1, Part 2, Final Report.
ManTech Technical Services Corp., Fairfax, VA.; Wesley-Kind Associates, Inc.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, administers a free library program for those unable to read standard printed materials, reproducing and distributing works in braille, recorded disc, and recorded cassette. Previous studies of the distribution network had identified costs and developed a centralized option for the storage and distribution of braille materials, with user services at regional centers. This study explores the implementation of the centralized services and the transitional period in the following sections: (1) introduction; (2) fundamental decisions; (3) automatic data-processing development; (4) equipment and facilities; (5) operations services; (6) setup; (7) beginning operations; (8) monitoring operations; (9) estimated costs; and (10) planning and control. Eight exhibits illustrate the process. Five appendixes provide details of estimated costs and implementation needs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Blindness, Books, Braille, Centralization, Cost Estimates, Data Processing, Delivery Systems, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Facility Requirements, Feasibility Studies, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Services, National Libraries, Storage, Tables (Data), Technological Advancement
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1291 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20542.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: ManTech Technical Services Corp., Fairfax, VA.; Wesley-Kind Associates, Inc.