Networking in Florida reflects the socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the state. Organizational, telecommunications, and governance structures are diverse and complex. Network development has been a grassroots effort involving all types of libraries, with coordination provided at the state level. The Florida Division of Library and Information Services, Department of State (also known as the State Library) has assumed a leadership and coordinating role for many years, facilitating the growth of networking through advice, counsel, and funding. In 1985–86, the State Library commissioned an extensive study of libraries of all types with an eye toward coordinated networking and resource sharing. The resulting Florida Long‐Range Plan for Interlibrary Cooperation served as a blueprint for network development. That plan was revised annually through 1990–91 and was completely reworked in 1994 as the Florida Plan for Interlibrary Cooperation, Resource Sharing, and Network Development, with extensive input from a wide range of stakeholders in the library and information community.
Wilkins, B., Flynn, M., Fuchs, L., Mounce, M., Parker, C., Rudd, P. and Webster, L. (1996), "Florida: Library networking and technology development", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 14 No. 2/3, pp. 85-209. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047998Download as .RIS
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