Federal Aid to Libraries: The Library Services and Technology Act

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This report discusses the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which consolidated and replaced the former Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and other federal library assistance legislation. LSTA grants to the states are allocated to state library administrative agencies (SLAAs), and may be used for two basic purposes: developing and improving electronic or other linkages and networks connecting providers and consumers of library services and resources; and/or targeting library services to under served or disadvantaged populations, such as persons with disabilities, those with limited literacy skills, or children from poor families.

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McCallion, Gail May 15, 2003.

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Description

This report discusses the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which consolidated and
replaced the former Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and other federal
library assistance legislation. LSTA grants to the states are allocated to state library
administrative agencies (SLAAs), and may be used for two basic purposes:
developing and improving electronic or other linkages and networks
connecting providers and consumers of library services and resources;
and/or targeting library services to under served or disadvantaged
populations, such as persons with disabilities, those with limited
literacy skills, or children from poor families.

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10 Pages.

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  • May 15, 2003

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McCallion, Gail. Federal Aid to Libraries: The Library Services and Technology Act, report, May 15, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs3837/: accessed February 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.