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The mission of the Council is to provide the State Library Board and staff with advice, perspective, and communication from the library community on matters relating to the State Library's various statewide program and service responsibilities, including the administration of the federal Library Services and Technology Act.
The Connecticut Digital Library Advisory Board advises the State Library Board and the Board of Governors for Higher Education on policy, needs assessment and content selection for the Connecticut Digital Library, currently known as iCONN. It meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Middletown Library Service Center. The 15-member Board is composed of one representative from the Commission for Educational Technology; one representative from the State Department of Education; one representative from the business community, or a library user; one parent of a student in a Connecticut K-12 school; one student in a Connecticut K-12 school or college; one Teacher in a Connecticut school or college; seven professional librarians with at least two representatives from each audience served: school, public and academic libraries; and the State Librarian and the Commissioner of Higher Education, or their designees, serve as ex-officio members of the Board.
The CNP Advisory Committee is charged with setting the Selection Criteria for Preservation Microfilming of Connecticut newspapers, and identifying and prioritizing newspapers to be filmed based on the Criteria. From 1995-2002, an estimated 1,212,100 pages of Connecticut newspapers will be preserved on microfilm. Members of the Committee for 1999/2000 are Ellen Embardo, University of Connecticut; Dr. Robert J. Fitzsimmons, Connecticut Society of Genealogists; David Rhinelander, Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association; Judith Schiff, Yale University; and Dr. Bruce Stark, Connecticut State Archives.
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