ERIC Number: ED417727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Plan for a Statewide On-Line Information System for Libraries (MnLINK).
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
The 1996 Legislature directed the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (HESO), in cooperation with the Library Planning Task Force to, "create a plan and process to develop a statewide on-line information system for libraries"; this memo with attached information was submitted in fulfillment of that request. The name chosen for the new statewide system is the Minnesota Library Information System or MnLINK. MnLINK will link public, academic, school, and government libraries all over Minnesota so that they will appear to the user as a single resource; it will be a powerful statewide multitype library and information system and will play a major part in improving the quality of education, research, and economic development in Minnesota; and it will be a gateway to the rapidly expanding world of information sorted in electronic formats. State-of-the-art software and hardware will be used to provide people with a comprehensive guide to the effective use of library and information resources. Also included are: the process and key accomplishments to date; budget information; governance model; and implementation timeline. Attachments include the Library Planning Task Force, working group and subcommittee members; a draft Request for Proposal I: Components Relating to an Integrated Library Management System; a diagram of MnLINK functions and responsibilities; and a checklist of requirements for participants. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota