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§125‑11.9.  Powers and duties of the State Library.

The State Library:

(1)        Shall carry out theprovisions of this Article.

(2)        Develop and maintainstandards for depository libraries.  The standards shall include the ability toreceive, process, organize, retain, and make available State publications andthe ability to provide reference assistance and interlibrary loan service fordepository publications.

(3)        Shall designatedepository libraries, taking into account regional distribution and number ofpersons served, such that State publications will be conveniently accessible toresidents in all areas of the State.  The State Library may designate at leastone library in each congressional district.

(4)        May designate asselective depository libraries those institutions that wish to receive lessthan the full deposit.  Selective depository libraries shall meet the samestandards for reference and interlibrary loan service as full depositorylibraries.

(5)        May enter intodepository contracts with public libraries and community, technical, special,college and university libraries that meet the standards for depositoryeligibility adopted by the Clearinghouse.

(6)        Shall determine howmany copies of State publications each State agency must submit for the State depositorysystem.  The State Library may permit a State agency to submit fewer copies ofa document if the State Library determines that fewer copies are adequate inlight of the cost of the document and the projected public interest in thedocument.

(7)        Shall adopt rules toadminister the depository program.  These rules may include the State Library'spriorities and resulting schedules for collecting, maintaining, and makingavailable State publications in various formats. (1987, c. 771, s. 2; 1991, c.636, s. 14.)