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Academic libraries must frequently interact with state government. This book overviews the role of state government with respect to academic libraries, analyzes the impact of state government on significant functions within the academic library, and provides examples of how academic libraries can effectively interact with the state.
The first part of the book looks closely at the nature of state government and its operations, so as to provide a meaningful context for the chapters that follow. The second section focuses more clearly on the interaction between state government and academic libraries and gives special attention to such topics as funding, automation, and networking. The third section contains case studies of how academic libraries have worked cooperatively with the state to achieve their goals. Appendices list addresses for state agencies important to academic libraries.
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The Nature and Function of State Government as It Relates to Academic Libraries
The State Governmental Environment--Governors and State Legislatures
State Coordinating Agencies
The Interaction between State Government and Academic Libraries
State Funding--The Key to Control Academic Library Networking and Automation--An Academic Approach to the Funding Conundrum
Multitype Library Networks--The Use of Overarching Agencies
Program Review--Macromanagement or Micromanagement?
Case Studies of the Interaction between State Government and Academic Libraries
The Florida Center for Library Automation--A Relationship That Ultimately Succeeds
Public Academic Libraries in Massachusetts--Reorganization Redux
Networking in the University System of Georgia--A Case Study in Successful Interaction
CARL: the Role of the State
Appendix A: Acronyms Used in this Work
Appendix B: State Coordinating Agencies of Higher Education
Appendix C: State Library Agencies