ERIC Number: ED433023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Testimony Prepared for Presentation to the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science by Carolyn Hoover Sung.
Cylke, Frank Kurt
This testimony on the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress (NLS) provides information on: (1) NLS authority; (2) background; (3) functions and responsibilities; (4) Office of the Director; (5) director; (6) management; (7) budget; (8) division/section/office functions, including the Administrative Section, Publications and Media Section, Automation Office, and Research and Development Officer; (9) Materials Development Division, including the Materials Development Division Office, Bibliographic Control Section, Braille Development Section, Collection Development Section, Engineering Section, Production Control Section, Recording Studio, and Quality Assurance Section; (10) Network Division, including the Network Division Office, Consumer Relations Officer, Inventory Management Section, Music Section, Network Services Section, and Reference Section; (11) staffing; (12) appraisal; (13) staff profile; and (14) contact points. The appendix includes data on: selected trends in program activity, 1974-98; readers and circulation, 1994-98; summary of workload, 1996-2000; Braille/audio acquisition, 2000; machine production schedule, 1996-2000; Year 2000 machine/equipment acquisition; machine repairs, 1984-98; machine age distribution, 1999; network map; and digital talking book technical activity planning. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.