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Progress Report: The Library, Archives, and Information Program Has Improved Primary Functions, Report No. 01-20, March 2001
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  • In response to our 1999 report, the Department of State’s Library, Archives, and Information Program has improved all of its primary functions. 
  • The Bureau of Library Development has improved grantees’ accountability for state grant funds by strengthening the grant review process and reinforcing grantee reporting requirements.  The bureau has also used an outcome measurement manual and held numerous training sessions to encourage local libraries to develop outcome measures.  Finally, the bureau narrowed the scope of its services to seven priority specialty areas.
  • The Bureau of Library and Network Services has taken steps to improve its collection development process, including increasing contact with state agency staff responsible for agency resource needs and electronically tracking the resource requests of state employees.  However, the bureau has determined that it is not feasible to request and review collection catalogues from all state agencies. 
  • The Bureau of Archives and Records Management has improved the efficiency and economy of its records management program by initiating legislation to eliminate its review and approval of state agency final records destruction requests.  The bureau has also adopted a more proactive stance toward obtaining documents of historical value from state agencies.  However, the bureau has chosen to test the effectiveness of current law before requesting clarification or strengthening of their authority to obtain such records.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 99-05 Justification Review of the Library, Archives, and Information Program, published in August 1999.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Library and Information Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 98-72 PB2 Performance Report for the State's Library, Archives, and Information Program, published in March 1999.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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