ERIC Number: ED423891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Information Access through Technology: A Plan for Louisiana's Public Libraries.
Jaques, Thomas F.
Strengthening technology in Louisiana's public libraries will support equitable and convenient access to electronic information resources for all citizens at library sites, in homes, and in business. The plan presented in this document is intended to enhance and expand technology in the state's public libraries. After discussion of the crucial role of public libraries, the status of public libraries in Louisiana, and the role of the State Library of Louisiana, goals for the next five years are outlined and specific objectives for each are described. The goals encompass the needs of both the public library community and the State Library, and include the following: (1) provide the technical infrastructure necessary for equitable and convenient access to electronic information resources; (2) provide access to electronic resources to meet citizens' information needs; (3) provide State Library assistance to public libraries in improving technology services to Louisiana's citizens; and (4) secure the necessary funding to support technology in public libraries. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana