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The State Library a
65 South Front Street/Columbus, Ohio 43215
No. 202, November 22, 1978
IN THIS ISSUE
Humanities and the Public Libraries of Ohio:
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BOARD REVIEWS PROGRAMS,
ACTS ON GRANTS
At its regular meeting November 14 the State Library Board made several LSCA
grants, discussed current programs, and conducted other business as reported
in this issue.
State Librarian Richard M. Cheski reported to the Board on a number of
matters, including the October 23 budget hearing before the state Office of
Budget and. Management at which the Library's budget request for the 1980-81
biennium was presented, and the need to relocate the Napoleon Bookmobile
Center because the building that presently houses the bookmobile has been
sold. Mr. Cheski also reported that the Ohio Multitype Interlibrary Cooperation
Committee (OMICC) will present a draft of the statewide interlibrary
cooperation program for consideration at the OMICC meeting December 1.
In other business, the Board:
Reviewed a preliminary executive summary of the Battelle Columbus
Laboratories study of the braille and talking book program in Ohio
which was authorized by the Board in June 1978. The study will
be complete in February 1979.
Authorized that the termination date for the Retrospective Conversion
Project administered by OeLC, Inc. be extended to March 31,
1979. This project, approved by the Board in June 1976, converts
the adult nonfiction catalog data in seven major Ohio public libraries
and the State Library to machine readable form in the OCLC, Inc.
Approved $16,656 in LSCA Title I funds to the Public Library of
Columbus and Franklin County to continue to provide Picturepages
at the same subscription level to public libraries participating
in The Captain Connection. The project supplies these reading
readiness booklets, used in the Captain Kangaroo television
series, to participating libraries in the state.