July 1963 Division of Library Extension newsletter
Libraries forged their own trade agreements in the sixties! In 1963, Richard J. Sullivan, Chairman of the Board of Library Commissioners and I. Albert Matkov of the Massachusetts State Library presented testimony at a joint committee on state administration regarding the adoption of an Interstate Library Compact. If passed, Massachusetts would join Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as New England Compact partners.1
Today, print and non-print materials from all types of libraries in Massachusetts know few boundaries. At a rate only dreamed of in 1963, titles are transported around the state with the power of automation and the Internet.
What else happened in 1963?
1. Division of Library Extension newsletter, June 1963.
2. www.upi.com [link].
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