TTIP Funds for Library Electronic Information Resources (Databases)

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Whereas, California community college libraries have received annual Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP) categorical funds for library automation and electronic information resources since 1996 ($36,364 per college in the 2003-04 budget year);

Whereas, Electronic information resources include periodical and newspaper databases, online encyclopedia resources, online bibliographic verification resources and other online databases that are necessary for the research needs and the development of information competency skills of California community college students, and provide a means of updating the resources that we offer to our students and equalizing access to information; and

Whereas, This allocation of an equal amount per college, as opposed to an allocation to each college per FTES, has allowed libraries to have a strong negotiating position for advantageous prices for information resources, and an FTES distribution would deny smaller colleges any base level access and would decrease the negotiating power of the system as a whole;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Collegessupport the Consultation Council recommendation regarding Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP) fundingand urge the Board of Governors toapprove the Consultation Council proposal to maintain the current allocation model of TTIP Library Automation and Electronic Information Resources funds, with existing guidelines left in place.