60 South Fronl Slree!, Columbus. Ohio 43215 MAYO '31984
D~2~~~ m~£:L9N~ reports on the following: the release of 1984 award funds; LSCA grant policy
regarding insurance coverage; fine and lost book charges; and the State
Library's upcoming audit.
The State Librarian briefed the Board on 1984 Legislative Day, sponsored
by ALA, in Washington April 10. State Library staff, OLA and O!LMA members
met with Ohio's 21 repreaentatives and the senators to discuss the cont inuing
need for federal funds for Ohio 's libraries. Response from legislators was
positive. This was the 10th year ALA has held Legislative Day.
Jo Riegel of Wagnal l s Memorial Library, Lithopolis, reported to the Board
on the progress the "Libraries: Learning for Life," the statewide public
awareness program for libraries funded by LSCA. The Board heard a radio PSA
and viewed video PSAs which have been distributed statewide .
State Library Board met later on the 17th to begin discussions of the
LISCO Implementation Plan. The plan was presented to the Board at its
Harch 13 meeting by Robert Tannehill, Chairman of the ad hoc Library and
Information Services for the Citizens of Ohio (LISCO) Implementation Advisory
The Board is reviewing the plan, along with current library services in
Ohio, funding levels and sources, and needed legislation. The Board plans to
meet in continuing sessions in order to fully analyze the plan and its
implications to the library community.
MICROS AID STATE LIBRARY STAFF AND PATRONS
IIIThe Circulation Department has been Lotus 1-2-3, a spreadsheet program
developing applications for an IBM-PC, manufactured by Lotus Development
using word processing, data base, and Corporation, is being used to record the
spreadsheet software. All requests for Department's statistics and monthly
photocopies of articles that we forward to reports. Lotus 1- 2-3 has also been used
Ohio State University Libraries are now for word processing, along with MicroPro's
prepared using Ashton-Tate's database Wordstar.
system dBase II . Preparation of the
ILL-type forms is faster, and the disk
files have many search points as opposed
to the one search point of a paper file.
dBase is also being used to control manual
circulation and to prepare overdue notices
and billin8s for materials charged
• The News
The department participated in the
field test of OCLC's new terminal, the
H300 . It is based on the IBM-PC, and the
department's personnel were able to
quickly adapt to it both in its CCLC guise
and as a stand-alone personal computer.