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The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) was charged with developing a National Literacy Database. This manual contains standards, guidelines, and a framework to be used when adding literacy resources to the National Literacy Information and Communication Network. As more state literacy resource centers (SLRCs) and literacy organizations implement these standards, the NIFL can make available all literacy-related information and material through a single point of contact. This Network will provide a consistent, reliable, and central source of literacy information. The manual opens with the vision statement of the NIFL Information and Communication System. The next two sections deal with cataloging literacy material and provide the MARC format, guidelines, and samples to be used when adding unpublished materials and organization information. The literacy thesaurus to be used for subject headings will eventually be added to the manual. Issues relating to the purchase of automation software for SLRCs are covered in the software section. A listing of software packages available in the marketplace is also included. The final section introduces guidelines for the dissemination of literacy materials. Included in the appendices are the text of "The National Literacy Act of 1991" and lists of work groups and their members. (JLB)

Descriptors: Access to Information, Cataloging, Computer Software, Databases, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Literacy, Literacy Education, National Programs, Organizational Objectives, Resource Materials, Standards

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Author: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8390&id=ED374808







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