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Article 7. Statewide Services. Telecommunications   

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This program of the Act assists all participating libraries in obtaining equitable access to the resources and services of all other California libraries through a telecommunications infrastructure.

(a) Each member of a regional library network is eligible to receive state funds for its participating libraries to become electronic doorways to other library resources and services statewide. The state board shall identify minimum technical specifications and/or performance standards to allow libraries to meet this designation through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).

(b) Any combination of regional library network members, including regional library networks, is eligible to receive state funds for linking library automation systems, supporting electronic access and resource sharing, maintaining access to electronic files and databases, and other services pursuant to the purpose of this Act. The state board shall identify minimum technical specifications and/or performance standards for obtaining state funds through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).

(c) Any member of a regional library network is eligible to receive state funds to assist its participating libraries with the telecommunications ability to provide access for its clientele to services provided under this Act in a manner that is generally available statewide. The state board shall identify minimum technical specifications and/or performance standards to achieve this equity through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).

(d) The state board shall identify priorities, criteria, procedures, and eligible costs for telecommunications projects through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).

Authority cited:

Education Code 18821

Reference:

Education Code 18850(a)

(Added by Register 2000, No. 19)