ERIC Number: ED402929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
The Commission on Preservation and Access, The Council on Library Resources: Annual Report, July 1, 1995-June 30, 1996.
Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Commission on Preservation and Access was established to foster, develop, and support collaboration among libraries and organizations in order to ensure the preservation of published and documentary records and to provide enhanced access to scholarly information. The Council on Library Resources was established to look toward the future on behalf of libraries, address problems experienced by libraries, and identify innovative solutions, by promoting research, organizing conferences, issuing publications, and managing collaborative projects to bring about significant change. The two organizations merged in 1996 and together work to provide equitable and enduring access to information. The annual report describes the following: (1) the organization, support, and administrative merger of the Commission and the Council; (2) digital library projects; (3) the economics of information; (4) the development of leaders for the future; (5) preservation initiatives which involve new partnerships and cooperation from new specialties; (6) the international program to promote preservation awareness around the globe and establish collaborative projects to improve the accessibility of research materials to scholars everywhere; (7) communications and publications that inform, advocate, and facilitate action in support of the organizations' programs; and (8) collaborations of the College Libraries Committee and the Preservation Managers Council. An appendix provides a listing of publications and reports, grants and contracts, committees and task forces, boards and staff, and separate 1996 financial statements for the two organizations, with comparative totals for 1995. (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Annual Reports, Committees, Communication (Thought Transfer), Economic Factors, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Information Storage, International Programs, Leadership, Library Cooperation, Mergers, Preservation, Records Management, Scientific Research
Commission on Preservation and Access, Council on Library Resources, 1400 16th Street N.W., Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036-2217 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.