ERIC Number: ED416825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The CREATE Network (Computer Resource Educational Access in Tennessee Education).
Moon, Fletcher F.
The CREATE Network (Computer Resource Educational Access in Tennessee Education) brought together library professionals from Tennessee's seven historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for purposes of training and implementation of library applications of computer-based information technology. Annual training seminars were held at Tennessee State University in Nashville for participants from American Baptist College, Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Meharry Medical College, and the host institution. Participants then returned to each campus to implement this technology. The project helped to bring library applications of computer technology to several institutions in a cost-effective manner, provided a means to increase their to information, developed training opportunities for effective use of technology in their respective campus environments, and enabled libraries in these colleges to remain viable information resources despite constraints in fiscal, physical, and human resources. Also includes: "Historically Black College and University Libraries in the New Millennium" (Lorene B. Brown)--a keynote address at the opening session of the CREATE Network Training Seminar (May 11, 1992); and "Maintaining Continuity in the Midst of Constant Change: The CREATE Network Project at Tennessee State University" (Fletcher F. Moon)--a paper presented at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, National Conference of African-American Librarians (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 5, 1994). (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Black Colleges, Computer Networks, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Libraries, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Funding, Library Services, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Professional Training, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Univ., Nashville.