THE LIBRARY OF TEXAS PROJECT HISTORY
(April 2000 - August 2003)
 
Overview of Library of Texas Project

OVERVIEW OF THE LIBRARY OF TEXAS PROJECT
(April 2000 - August 2003)

The Library of Texas resource sharing project involved the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas academic and public libraries. The Library of Texas Project strengthened Texas libraries by enhancing the content, services, and resources available to local libraries and their users.

Access to Unlimited Information
The components of the Library of Texas Project provided the framework to allow Texans to search diverse public and academic library collections, retrieve descriptive information, select materials, and request them through interlibrary loan on the Library of Texas search interface.

The Library of Texas Project vision includes:
Indexing and preserving electronic government documents
A statewide resource discovery service
Training librarians on electronic resources
Continuing to offer a wide selection of TexShare databases

The Library of Texas Project established and enhanced programs that strengthened the content, services, and resources available to local libraries and their users. Click on this "F.A.Q." link, or this "Components" link for more information about the four components of the Library of Texas Project.

Library of Texas

The Library of Texas information search tool was developed as part of the Library of Texas Project (April 2000 - August 2003). By using the Internet, the Library of Texas is like a virtual statewide library with hundreds of electronic books, magazines, and journals available, along with the capability of downloading electronic documents and requesting print documents. Texans, working through a participating library, have access to unlimited information no matter where they live in the state.

Content
The Library of Texas has something for everyone! It provides information for:
Physicians School children Business owners
Senior citizens Spanish speakers Government officials
Faculty members Genealogists

Services
The Library of Texas allows Texans to search diverse library collections, online databases, and government information through a single, simple interface. It provides libraries with a tool for quick retrieval of this information to serve their users in an effective and efficient manner. Information discovery and retrieval is:
Thorough Fast Convenient

Resources
The Library of Texas provides thousands of resources to all Texans. Working through their local libraries, Texans have access to a vast array of information wherever they live in the state.
Over 19,000 ebooks Thousands of full text journal titles Encyclopedias
Almanacs Government documents Maps Biographies Photographs and illustrations

Click on this "F.A.Q." link, or this "Components" link for more information about the Library of Texas and the Library of Texas Project.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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