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ERIC Number: ED398937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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Idaho's Network of Libraries: A Statewide Plan for Multi-Type Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing 1996-1999.
Bolles, Charles A.
This plan describes the status of multi-library cooperation and resource sharing in Idaho and outlines possible ways of developing an infrastructure which supports those activities. The end result will be regional multi-type library organizations with well-developed governance structures which support resource sharing activities locally, regionally, and statewide through the use of appropriate technology. The primary focus of the plan is on statewide and state-level library activities. The plan is intended to provide a broad framework for statewide planning activities, as well as to provide Idaho librarians, library policy makers, and funding authorities with a framework for local library planning efforts. The plan defines and describes eight goals: (1) every Idahoan is able to access and use information and library services; (2) every Idaho library has direct access to stable, cost-effective telecommunications; (3) every Idahoan has access to local, community, statewide, regional, national, and international information systems containing library holdings, government information, and reference sources; (4) every Idahoan receives requested information in an appropriate format and a timely manner; (5) every Idaho library has full access to a program of statewide and regional network services; (6) every Idaho librarian has the training and support necessary to participate in multi-type library cooperation and resource sharing; (7) members of the Idaho library community understand their roles in statewide resource sharing and actively participate in an ongoing planning and evaluation process for multi-type library cooperation and resource sharing; and (8) Idaho libraries and their parent/funding organizations are aware of and accept the responsibility for the financial, contractual, and logistical considerations needed to support statewide multi-type library cooperation and resource sharing. A list of library cooperative groups is provided. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Idaho State Library, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho