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ERIC Number: ED501525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 48
Abstractor: Author
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Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations Request to the United States Congress
Institute of Museum and Library Services
This document reports request for a total of $271,246,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for Fiscal Year 2008. Funds are designed to assist the Institute in expanding its leadership role in creating an informed and educated citizenry, and transmitting the values of American democracy. In recent years the Institute has strategically invested in the nation's libraries and museums to enable them to build the capacity of their facilities, digital infrastructure, staff expertise, and collections so that they can better meet the educational and cultural needs of the nation. The President's 2008 Budget proposes to entrust IMLS with new responsibilities for core library data collection activities and a strengthened policy advisory role, specifically, by assuming a more active role in information policy analysis and development, identifying models of best practice for library and museum operations, and analyzing and sharing trends. In FY 2008, IMLS will incorporate the policy advisory role and other activities of the National Commission on Library and Information Sciences and assume responsibility for collecting public library and state library data currently under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. IMLS will also pilot the collection of statistical data from the nation's museums. The document summarizes appropriation requests by program, and includes a Performance Plan across four strategies: (1) Sustaining Heritage, Culture and Knowledge; (2) Enhancing Learning and Innovation; (3) Building Profession Capacity; and (4) Attaining Excellence in Federal Management, Operations and Service. Detailed program descriptions, IMLS administration, and authorizing framework information concludes the document. (Contains 15 tables.)
Institute of Museum and Library Services. 1800 M Street NW 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-5802. Tel: 202-653-IMLS; Fax: 202-653-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Technology Act 1996