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ERIC Number: ED398910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 84
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The Development of a Strategic Plan for Networking the Kindergarten to Grade Eight School Library Media Centers in the Taunton School System.
Schene, Carol
The purpose of this paper is to determine the current status of the Taunton Public School's (Massachusetts) kindergarten to grade eight library program in terms of networking and resource sharing. It uses Diane Kester's model of the three stages of library networking in four key areas--human support, financial support, technological support, and activities and applications--that need to be addressed during each stage. A strategic plan was designed to incorporate various networking strategies and resource sharing options for the K-8 library media centers. Implementation of such a plan will lead to a district-wide networked library system with future options of linking up with multitype libraries. To provide students and educators with a more equitable and improved access to resources, the following systemwide goals for the K-8 school library media centers (SLMCs) were identified: (1) to automate all of the K-8 SLMCs with networking capabilities so that students will have access to all materials; (2) to ensure increased access to CD-ROM resources and other new technologies in both a networked and stand-alone format; and (3) to provide access to the Internet so that students become knowledgeable concerning telecommunications. Appendices include fact sheet plans; goals and initiatives; current assessment of the technology plan; a memorandum of South of Boston Libraries; and a scholarship letter from TCI Cablevision. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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