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Bibliographic Databases   

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This program of the Act ensures that the bibliographic records and location information representing resources in participating libraries are made available statewide.

(a) Members of regional library networks shall provide access to the bibliographic records and location information for those resources they share with other libraries. Bibliographic records and location information may be provided for books, serials, non-print items, information files, and other library materials. Protocols shall be established 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) For those library resources available for sharing but for which bibliographic records and location information are unavailable, incomplete or incompatible with current national standards for cataloging, or inaccessible in electronic format, or a combination thereof, the state board may allocate funds to:

(1) reimburse regional library network members for cataloging previously-uncataloged or inadequately-cataloged materials in an online communications format at the national standards of Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC 21; 1999 edition; Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) which is hereby incorporated by reference; and

(2) reimburse regional library network members for converting local bibliographic records to the online communications format at the national standards of Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC 21; 1999 edition; Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(c) The state board may establish and maintain electronic access to bibliographic records and location information for library materials, through the creation of one or more centralized online databases, or through linking library automation system servers to one or more access clients, or both, depending upon the availability and capabilities of local or regional library resources and the priority for statewide access.

(d) The state board may allocate funds to train library staff in the standards and technologies needed to support the creation and maintenance of bibliographic databases and to utilize linked systems or equivalent access.

(e) The state board shall identify priorities, criteria, procedures, and eligible costs for bibliographic databases 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 18851

(Added by Register 2000, No. 19)