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Record Group Number: 000161
Series/Collection Number: .S 1867
Creator: Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
Title, Dates: Florida Distance Learning Network files, 1995-2002.
Amount: 3.50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by topic.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Division of Library and Information Services in the Florida Department of State provides library, records management, and archival services at the state and local level. The Division provides direct library services to state government; develops library services statewide; and provides archival and records management services, technical assistance, education, financial aid, and cooperative services.  Working in partnership with archivists, librarians, records managers, governmental officials, and citizens, the Division seeks to assure access to materials and information of past, present, and future value to enable local libraries and agencies to provide effective information services for the benefit of the people of Florida.
      The Florida Distance Learning Network (FDLN) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1995 [Ch. 364.509(1), Laws] to create and facilitate a state-wide system of distance learning programs. "Distance learning" refers to any education program which uses telecommunications and other technology to provide educational access across distances. The FDLN was designed to establish such learning programs in Florida's universities, community colleges, Dept. of Education, and public libraries. It was governed by a board of directors, which met four times each fiscal year, and included members of the House and the Senate, as well as the Education Commissioner, the Chancellor of the State University System, and the State Librarian.
Summary:     This series consists of records documenting the creation, governance, and implementation of the Florida Distance Learning Network (FDLN), and the Division of Library and Information Servcie's role in the program.  Included are Board minutes, draft legislation, yearly status reports, assessment and technological reports, correspondence, memorandums, and implementation plans. The series also provides information on communication technology, educational theories and practices, the state university system, and Florida's public libraries.
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Subject Access Fields: State Library of Florida.
State University System of Florida.
Florida. Dept. of Education.
Librarians Florida
Libraries Florida
Education Administration. Florida
Educational techonology Florida
Schools Florida
Universities and colleges Florida
Community colleges Florida
Telecommunication systems Florida
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