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Record Group Number: 000161
Series/Collection Number: .S 1879
Creator: Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
Title, Dates: Interlibrary cooperation projects files, 1980-1987.
Amount: 1.0 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.
    In 1968, the State Library of Florida developed an interlibrary loan system called the Florida Library Information Network (FLIN). It eventually consisted of the major urban library systems (including Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa), the nine state university libraries, and the State Library. All requests for interlibrary loans, including those from non-FLIN member institutions, were sent to the State Library, which then searched the member libraries before searching out of state, using the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET). In 1980, a project was set up to improve upon this interlibrary loan system. State Librarian Barratt Wilkins was the project's director. In 1984, after several project advisory committees and implementation plans, the State Legislature appropriated $3.4 million to create the Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville.
      Barratt Wilkins began with the Division in 1973 as Assistant State Librarian of Florida. Four years later, Wilkins became Florida's State Librarian as well as the Division's director. Between June and October 1987, Wilkins also served as Acting Secretary of State.
Summary:     This series consists of records maintained by State Librarian and project director Barratt Wilkins documenting the Interlibrary Cooperation Project between 1980 and 1987, which was an effort to improve Florida's interlibrary loan services.  Included are reports, library surveys, implementation plans, correspondence with project members, committee minutes, and memoranda.
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Subject Access Fields: Wilkins, Barratt.
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