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National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Public Hearing San Francisco Regional Hearing (November 29, 1972): Other Written Testimony by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to gain a better understanding of the user's needs for information, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science developed a series of regional hearings. The regional hearings are to: (1) provide an opportunity for people from all sectors of society to place their viewpoints on libraries and information science and service before the Commission, (2) foster an understanding of the role and progress of the work of the Commission, and (3) submit recommendations and plans to early criticism and review by those who will be affected. This document contains written testimony related to the San Francisco Hearing. The transcript of the oral testimony of the witnesses is LI004372 and written testimony of the witnesses is LI004373. (The Chicago Regional Hearing is available as ED068143 through 068145 and the Atlanta Regional Hearing is available as LI004375 through 004377). (NH)
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Public Hearing Atlanta Regional Hearing (March 7, 1973): Oral Testimony by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to gain a better understanding of the user's needs for information, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science developed a series of national hearings. The regional hearings are to: (1) provide an opportunity for people from all sectors of society to place their viewpoints on libraries and information science and service before the Commission, (2) foster an understanding of the role and progress of the work of the Commission, and (3) submit recommendations and plans to early criticism and review by those who will be affected. This document is a transcript of the oral testimony presented at the Atlanta Regional Hearing. The written testimony of the witnesses is LI004376 and other testimony is LI004377. (The Chicago Regional Hearing is available as ED068143 through 068145 and the San Francisco Regional Hearing is available as LI004372 through 004374). (NH)
Open Forum on Recommendations of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (Washington, D.C., March 10, 1992) by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the official record of an open forum on recommendations from the 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services sponsored by the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), a federal agency charged with advising the President and the Congress on library and information policies and plans. The forum was planned to help participants and the NCLIS become familiar with the range of concerns and possibilities pursuant to the Conference and to assist NCLIS Commissioners in deciding priorities for future work. Twenty-seven representatives of libraries, information services, education, and public and human services spoke at the forum and another 32 submitted written statements. Most of the participants represented national organizations, and they commented on Conference recommendations of special interest to their organizations and what they intend to do regarding those recommendations. Access to information, libraries' participation in the National Research and Education Network, intellectual property law, preservation, education reform, and libraries as educational institutions received much attention at the forum. Other priorities included recommendations that address family literacy, the Literacy Initiative to Aid the Disadvantaged, meeting the needs of a diverse population, multicultural/multilingual programs, and the focus on children and youth through the Omnibus Children and Youth Initiative. This report contains press releases describing the conference; White House Conference Recommendations as reprinted from the Conference Summary Report; and an index of the 38 organizations whose comments are included. (KRN)
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Report to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Library and Information Services' Roles in the National Research and Education Network by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the results of an open forum conducted by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) that provided an opportunity for representatives from library and service organizations and representatives from related agencies to offer comments, suggestions, and proposals related to the roles of libraries and information services in the National Research and Education Network (NREN). Concerns and findings are summarized with regard to the following six broad topics included in the 1991 Act to establish the NREN: (1) funding sources and mechanisms to sustain network operations; (2) managerial, administrative, and operational structures for network evolution and development; (3) charges for network access for information service providers and charges for users of commercial information services through the NREN; (4) the technological feasibility of allowing commercial information service providers to use the network and other federally funded research networks; (5) protection of copyrights of material distributed over the network; and (6) policies appropriate to insure the security of resources available on the network and to protect the privacy of users of the network. Each section of the report summarizes issues and suggestions presented for each of these topics. Attachments include a news release about the forum, lists of participating organizations and individuals, conference schedules, and highlights of statements. (SLD)
Pathways to Excellence : a Report on Improving Library and Information Services for Native American Peoples by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science began in early 1989 to study library and information services for Native American peoples. This report is the culmination of the evaluation, which included site visits and field hearings. The largely undocumented knowledge base of Native American experience must be recorded and preserved if it is not to be lost. Ten major challenges were identified on topics such as funding support, training and technical assistance, tribal library holdings, cooperative activities, state and local partnerships, federal policy, model programs, museum and archival services, adult and family literacy programs, and newer information technology. The report contains detailed descriptions of Commission activities and incorporates a"Summary Report" (also published separately), as well as the "Long Range Action Plan" containing strategies for high quality information services to Native American peoples. Transcripts of testimony given at regional hearings, reports from site visits, and recommendations from the 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services are included. A bibliography cites 19 books; 29 journal and newsletter articles; and 33 documents, reports, and unpublished sources for further reference. (SLD)
The 1996 national survey of public libraries and the Internet : progress and issues : final report, July 1996 by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1996 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) survey gathered data from a national sample of public libraries concerning the current level of public library involvement with the Internet. The purpose of this study was to: (1) provide policymakers, researchers, and library professionals with longitudinal data that measured changes in public library Internet involvement since the first survey in 1994; (2) identify costs for public library Internet services; and (3) identify issues and inform the policy debate concerning public library roles in the electronic networked environment. This final report is divided into three sections: Introduction; Study Results; and Progress and Issues. The introduction discusses the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Library Services and Construction Act/Library Services and Technology Act; intellectual property and the National Information Infrastructure; and an electronic federal depository library program. The second section discusses study methodology; public library demographics; accessing the Internet; the current state of public library Internet connectivity; Internet uses and public access services; and benefits to connecting to the Internet. The third section focuses on disparities; connectivity versus services; the goal of universal service; quality of network services; the life cycle of public library Internet development; and preparation for the next survey. Appendices include the survey instrument, survey alert, and cover letter, and information about the authors. (Contains 27 references, and 45 figures that present survey data.) (Author/AEF)
To Preserve the Sense of Earth from Space. a Report of the Panel on the Information Policy Implications of Archiving Satellite Data, Regarding the Archiving Requirements of the Proposed Transfer to the Private Section of the U.S. Civil Space Remote-Sensing Satellite Systems by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a 3-month effort to assess the archiving requirements that should be imposed in the event of a transfer of the United States land remote-sensing satellite systems to the private sector. The emphasis is not on judging the desirability of the proposed transfer, but on recommending the requirements that should be included in the government's request for proposals (rfp) from potential bidders. The report is organized into seven sections: (1) background information; (2) the Landsat archive, providing an overview of Landsat spacecraft and sensors and other areas; (3) uses of Landsat data in agriculture, forestry, geology, land use, hydrology and marine resources, pollution monitoring, transportation and communications, developing nations, and basic research; (4) the preliminary assessment; (5) comments on tentative findings and recommendations (including those from selected federal agencies); (6) the draft rfp phase; and (7) reassessment and discussion of findings and 13 final recommendations. Two recommendations made are: the rfp should specify that the U.S. government will bear the responsibility and costs of maintaining an archive for land remote-sensing satellite data; the contractor should provide a basic data set to the U.S. government for the archive. (Jn)
White House Conference on Library and Information Services Keynote Addresses, Remarks, and Presented Papers (2nd, Washington, D.C., July 9-13, 1991) by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of addresses, remarks, and papers presented at the second White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS2) includes excerpts from remarks made by First Lady Barbara Bush, President George Bush, Marilyn Quayle, and William T. Esrey of United Telecommunications, Inc., and keynote addresses by Mary Futrell from the Center for the Study of Education and National Development at George Washington University, and Major R. Owen, Chairman of the Select Education Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee ("Libraries in America 2000"). These presentations speak to the three conference themes of Literacy, Democracy, and Productivity. Also included in the collection are: (1) "Moving from 'Special Services' to Universal Access" (Deborah Kaplan, Associate Director of Public Education, World Institute on Disability); (2) remarks by Gordon M. Ambach in introducing Lamar Alexander (U.S. Secretary of Education) together with remarks by Alexander; (3) "The GOPAC Project" (Newt Gingrich, U.S. Congressman from Georgia); (4) remarks by Paul Simon (U.S. Senator from Illinois), and (5) remarks by James Billington (Librarian of Congress). (MAB)
Prospects, Possibilities, and Alternatives for Federal Support of Libraries and Information Services Design for the 1980's. A Background Paper Prepared as a Discussion Base for the Continuing Consideration of This Topic in Preparation for and during the White House Conference on Library and Information Services by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confined to an examination of the law, policy, and mechanisms through which federal funds are channeled directly to those institutions which provide access to information, this paper discusses a process designed to formulate the legislative and policy base for an optimal federal strategy for the fiscal support of libraries and information services. This process focuses on developing considered and reasoned answers to basic questions concerning the nature and pattern of federal fiscal support over the near range of five to ten years, and development by NCLIS and the library community of plans and strategies to influence emerging or needed change in the nature and pattern of federal funding. It presents an overview and objective for funding programs; characteristics of the present intergovernmental fiscal climate with implications for federal funding of libraries; existing federal programs in support of libraries and appraisals of their general effectiveness; and alternate models for federal support of libraries and information services. Appendices include several summaries: (1) a study on the proper roles of federal, state, and local governments; (2) recommendations for a 5-point intergovernmental strategy for reforming the system of federal assistance; and (3) description of federal support programs for libraries and information services. (Author/RAA)
Task Force on Library and Information Service to Cultural Minorities. Hearings Held at the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 1981, San Francisco, California by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Task Force on Library and Information Services to Cultural Minorities was established to address the information needs of four major minority groups--American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, and Hispanic Americans. The proceedings of the Task Force's 1981 hearings include statements and written testimony from 24 librarians, library administrators, educators, and others with experience in establishing and providing library services to minorities. Topics addressed by the participants include acquiring and cataloging of Asian language materials; employing a specialist concerned with minority library service at each state library; funding cuts that undermine library service in minority communities; eliminating discriminatory practices as reflected in the disproportionate staffing, materials, budgets, and services in the minority communities; addressing the needs of the information-poor minorities; eliminating the suppression of vital information for minority communities; avoiding the charging of fees for information which creates barriers for minorities; providing information technology to minorities; acquiring Afro-American, Asian, and Spanish materials; training librarians to work in minority communities; developing networks of minority collections; securing grants for ethnic collections; strengthening school library services for minorities; training school library personnel to become sensitive to the needs of minority children; strengthening American Indian library services; strengthening academic library services to minorities; procuring adequate funding; and developing alternative library structures for minority communities. (Esr)
A Decade of Accomplishment. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Annual Report, 1980-1981 by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tenth annual report of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)--a permanent, independent agency in the Executive Branch--covers the period which marks the end of the first decade of the Commission's programs, and therefore a review of past accomplishments and a brief history of the origins of nclis are included. Discussed in the first part of the report are accomplishments in NCLIS's three major priority areas for fy 1981; these areas are: (1) development of specifications for revised library and information services legislation; (2) improving the management and dissemination of federal information; and (3) resource sharing and the application of technology. Plans for continuing and expanding these priorities are also discussed. A list of Commission members is included, in the Prologue, and the origins of nclis are described in a separate section. Among the numerous appendices are: The nclis Act--Public Law 91-345; nclis Publications; Projects of nclis; Fiscal Statement; White House Conference on Library and Information Services Authorization, Public Law 93-568; Publications and Media Produced by the White House Conference; and Elements of a Comprehensive National Library and Information Services Program. (Thc)
Project Media Base (Draft) by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted to test the following hypothesis: There is ample evidence that all the essential elements for a national bibliographic system for audiovisual (av) informational resources currently exist, and there is, therefore, no apparent reason why a national system cannot be developed, operated, and fully utilized to provide access to these resources. A study team addressed this problem through a combination of strategies: (1) an historical survey was undertaken; (2) an inventory was conducted of current operational systems that use automation to provide bibliographic control of, and access to, av resources; (3) several types of information-seeking activities were undertaken to help define user needs that should be accommodated in any system of av resource control; and (4) a list of functional specifications was identified, based on the data gathered from the latter two strategies. It was concluded that the essential elements of a national network system for control of, and access to, av resources do currently exist, and the lack of agreement on common conventions is a major barrier to the development of such a network. (Author/LLS)
Information for the 1980's . Final Report of the White House Conferenceon Library and Information Services, 1979 by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These proceedings of the 1979 White House Conference on Library and Information Services contain resolutions which are the basis for the proposed National Library and Information Services Program and for new national legislation. The resolutions reflect (1) the need to reshape library and information services in order to make them more responsive to the people served, (2) the call for local control of services, and (3) the demand for economy and accountability in public agencies. Transcripts of speeches, open hearings, and the joint congressional hearing include the following: Personal Needs by Clara S. Jones; Lifelong Learning by Francis Keppel; Organizations and the Professions by Herbert D. Benington; Governing Society by Major R. Owens; and International Cooperation and Understanding by Bernard Ostry. Also presented are conference highlights, an outline of the proposed national program, an outline of proposed national legislation, an overview of the conference, and a list of participants. Appendices include the conference rules, resolutions not passed, the conference agenda, statistics, Conference via Computer by Elaine B. Kerr, and a list of conference publications and media. (Fm)
Library and Information Services Policy A Forum Report (Washington, D.C., September 23-24, 1993) by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the result of a meeting to consider the need for broad assessment of the fundamental changes in library and information services needed to keep pace with the electronic age. Participants agreed to plan for the establishment of an annual series of policy forum meetings for participants from a variety of disciplines to consider issues and developments in library and information services data needs. The forum focused on four papers addressing critical issues facing library and information services: (1) "Measuring the Impact of Technology on Libraries" (Martin Dillon); (2) "Multitype Library Collaboration: Measures of Implicit Impact" (Mary Treacy Birmingham); (3) "Information To Enhance Planning for Education for Library and Information Services Professionals: What Do We Need To Know?" (June Lester); and (4) "Statistical Support for Urban Library Services" (Eleanor Jo Rodger). Two appendices present a news release about the forum and an excerpt from "Libraries at Large," a 1969 publication of the Federal Institute of Library and Information Science. (SLD)
Task Force on Library and Information Services to Cultural Minorities. Report by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the work of the Task Force on Library and Information Services to Cultural Minorities, which was appointed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (nclis) to explore the status of services, resources, and programs for American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Afro-Americans, and to make recommendations for improvement. Sections cover: (1) minority library and information needs; (2) the representation of minorities among library personnel, with a discussion of salaries, library schools and library education, continuing library education, staff development programs, and specialized library skills; (3) library services and programs for minorities including adult education programs and information and referral services; (4) the material and resource needs of America's minorities, touching on availability of resources, networking, barriers to access, collection development, selection policies, publishing, and other areas of concern; and (5) financing of library programs for minorities, covering the funding status of these programs, financial planning, and funding requirements. Forty-two recommendations are presented. Also provided are an executive summary and a foreword noting eight recommendations which nclis has declined to support. Appendices describe the methodology and findings of a needs assessment study of library/information service for Asian Americans (with a sample questionnaire provided); report on the needs of other minorities; and list Task Force participants. (Esr)
Open Forum on Children and Youth Services Redefining the Federal Role for Libraries (Boston, Massachusetts, May 4-5, 1993) by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) conducted an open forum May 4-5, 1993 on the changing role of the federal government in support of library and information services and literacy programs for children and youth. The following topics were addressed: current status of library and information services for elementary and secondary school students; role of school library media centers in achieving the six National Education Goals; future federal roles in support of library media programs and services for children and youth from public libraries; nature of federal support for school library media programs and public library services for students; nature of federal support of technology for school and public library programs for children and youth; role of public and school libraries in promoting resource-based learning, information skills, and instructional activities; how school and public library partnerships should be developed; how libraries can develop intergenerational demonstration programs for latchkey children and young adults and outreach programs for youth at risk; and the community library's role in offering parent/family educational programs for early childhood services. Includes 4 appendices. (JLB)
Censorship Activities in Public and Public School Libraries, 1975-1985.a Report to the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting on a general perception that attempts to remove, restrict, or alter materials found in public and public school libraries have increased during the past decade, the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and related agencies directed the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (nclis) to conduct a study to determine the extent of censorship in American public and school libraries over the past decade and to assess how society is responding to it. This report provides an analysis and summary of existing publicly available data; no new survey was undertaken due to time and fiscal constraints. An executive summary is followed by the full report, which is divided into three sections. Section 1, the introduction, includes the charge to nciis, a glossary of terms related to censorship, and the methodology used in the study. Section 2 describes censorship activities in public and school libraries from 1975 to 1985, and provides a summary and analysis of the data, as well as a summary of 11 significant court decisions involving public school library censorship cases. Section 3 presents the findings and conclusions. A list of challenged materials and an annotated selected bibliography of 96 works related to censorship in public and public school libraries conclude the study. (Thc)
Joint Congressional Hearing on the Changing Information Needs of Rural America The Role of Libraries and Information Technology by Washington, DC National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics of importance to rural America in three general areas--rural community and individual information needs, available answers to these needs, and policies and strategies to meet these needs--were addressed in a joint congressional hearing held at the Fourth General Assembly of the World Future Society in July 1982. This transcript presents oral statements by 11 witnesses representing information providers, intermediaries (librarians and extension workers), and rural user groups; written testimony submitted for the official record; and five appendices. Testifying on the information needs of rural America and the services being developed to meet them, the witnesses emphasized that America's rural economy and well-being depend on an information infrastructure that is now technically possible and economically feasible. Written testimony includes statements by Senator Larry Pressler, Patricia E. Klinck (Vermont State Librarian), and Daniel H. Carter (Texas Instruments, Inc.); a position paper, "Telelearning for Rural America," by William R. Oates (University of Alabama); and letters from Senator Arlen Specter and DeAnn Hilmoe (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota). Appendices contain a paper, "Government Publishing: Problems and Prospects," by Senator Charles Mathias; a report, "Reference Services in Rural Public Libraries in Communities of 25,000 or Fewer People," by Bernard Vavrek; comments of members of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce; and the text of Public Law 91-345 and Public Law 97-98. (THC)
The White House Conference on Library and Information Services, November15-19, 1979 by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official handbook, distributed during the conference, outlines the framework for themes, speakers, and planning, and identifies people involved in several aspects of the conference. Profiles of the 14 conference speakers are followed by a brief history of the conference and a description of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, including a list of members. Conference themes are listed as library and information services for personal needs, lifelong learning, organizations and the professions, governing our society, and for international understanding. Also provided are a list of members of the conference of the information community advisory committee, delegates from each state, and staff and contributors to the conference. (Sw)
A Computer Network Protocol for Library and Information Science Applications. NCLIS NBS Task Force on Computer Network Protocol by Washington, Dc National Commission on Libraries and Information Science( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document describes a proposed computer to computer protocol for electronic communication of digital information over a nationwide library bibliographic network. The protocol allows application tasks at one site on the network to converse with application tasks at any other site, regardless of differences in computer architecture or operating systems. The protocol relies on other standard protocols for supplying a reliable communications network. The physical network environment to implement this protocol can be structured in a variety of ways and might utilize facilities supplied by common carriers, value added networks, or a combination of both. The Task Force suggests that further investigation remains to be done in the areas of implementation details and program impact. (Author/JVP)
 
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