Timeline of endorsements and recommendations by CCL  related to Core Electronic Resources  

In 2003:

 

 

The CCL Executive Board recommends a core collection of electronic resources for all California community college libraries with the following online fulltext resources included: 

  1. An online encyclopedia resource with web links to related resources 
  2. An online, full text national and regional newspaper database 
  3. An academic journal database in full-text 
  4. A bibliographic resource
  5. A selection of Reference and Monographic electronic books

 

In 1998:

 

 

The CCL Executive Board recommends a core collection of electronic resources for all community college libraries with the following online fulltext resources included: 

  1. An online encyclopedia resource with web links to related resources 
  2. An online, full text national and regional newspaper database 
  3. An academic journal database in full-text 
  4. A bibliographic resource (e.g. Books in Print)

 

In 1997, Mary Ann Laun prepared a report and the CCL endorsed the following core collection recommendation:

 

 

On-ramps to Electronic Highways: Database Trends, Practices and Expenditures in California's Community College Libraries, comp. Mary Ann Laun (n.p.: Council of Chief Librarians California Community Colleges, 1997, revised draft 1999)

 

 

  1. That the Chancellor's Office initiate a consortium purchasing plan for electronic resources with the CSU system for all community college libraries (whether the Office is the agent or designates one); 
  2. That a formula be developed to address minimal resources for community college students as well as allocations based on FTE; 
  3. That representatives from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Library and Learning Resources, the Council of Chief Librarians, and LRACC be named to a committee to consider development and funding options for a core collection for all students in the community college system. The following preferences are recommended for consideration, as noted in this survey: 
    • Books in Print (with full text reviews) 
    • An online encyclopedia resource 
    • A national newspaper in full text (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and/or Washington Post
    • A full text academic journal database (minimum 650 titles in full text) 

 

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