The Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Program is a State funded program that improves access to library and information resources for library users through the regional development and coordination of automated library services. Under a Five-Year Regional Automation Plan, state funds are administered to do the following:
- Coordinate and improve access to electronic information services and resources.
- Improve electronic access to the library holdings in the regional database.
- Provide opportunities for area library staff to improve their expertise in using information technology and provide guidance in electronic development.
- Improve and expand electronically accessible holdings either online or offline, emphasizing both uniqueness and impact on resource sharing in the region.
- Improve speed, efficiency, and equity of regional resource sharing.
The following programs that benefit all libraries in the region have been funded by RBDB in the past:
- RRLC Training Program
- Regional catalog access through WorldCat and SchoolCat
- ContentDM (FLAG Heritage website)
- Newsbank Democrat & Chronicle
RBDB 2012 Program
RRLC will receive funds from New York State for a 2012 regional program under the RBDB program. The majority of the funds received will be used to support these regional programs:
Questions about the RBDB program should be directed to Kathy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).