2011 -- H 5118 AS AMENDED
A N A C T
RELATING TO LIBRARIES-REFERENCE RESOURCE CENTERS
Introduced By: Representatives McCauley, Fox, Carnevale, Williams, and Ajello
Date Introduced: January 25, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 29-6-9 of the General Laws in Chapter 29-6 entitled "State Aid to
Libraries" is hereby amended to read as follows:
information needs and interests, office of library and information services is hereby authorized to
establish a Rhode Island Library network, hereafter referred to
as the library of
network (LORI), to be administered by the office of library and information services for the
purpose of maintaining, promoting, and developing a program of statewide resource sharing and
interlibrary cooperation. The office of library and information services shall include as part of its
budget a budget for the administration and operation of the
(1) Provide central
support services for the library of
materials, telecommunications, consultant services, resource sharing and access to bibliographic
and other information sources;
(2) Reimburse libraries for the actual cost of providing services to individuals outside the
library's primary clientele; and
(3) Support the development, maintenance of, and access to the resource sharing
potential embodied in specialized collections and services at
other libraries which can be provided most cost-effectively on a statewide basis.
(b) By fiscal year 2000, the state shall provide from state and federal revenue sources
one hundred percent (100%) of the funding for the following statewide library services:
(1) Reference resource
at the located in a public library
to be chosen biennially by the Office of Library Information Services from responses to a request
for proposals issued by the office of library and informational services.
(2) Interlibrary delivery system;
(3) Interlibrary telecommunications system;
(4) Electronic interlibrary loan system; and
(5) Statewide catalog of all library holdings.
(6) [Deleted by P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 29, section 1.]
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b), the funding for the statewide
library catalog and the statewide access to databases shall be subject to appropriation by the
general assembly. The duty imposed upon the office of state library and information services to
create and maintain a statewide library catalog and provide statewide access to databases shall be
subject to appropriation by the general assembly.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.