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Traveler Background

Free databases for all Arkansas citizens.  The databasese provide online research and information


Who registers?

The database licensing begins on August 1 each year. The Arkansas State Library approves the recommendation of the Network Advisory Committee at the Feb. board meeting each year. This gives libraries that plan to purchase additional databases
from their own budget a chance to make complementary selections to the Traveler databases. The subscriptions are paid with funds from IMLS/LSTA .

The project began in 1997 when the Institute for Museum and Library Services was formed. The Library Services and Technology Act moved from the federal Dept. of Education to IMLS. LSTA funds have been used to provide Arkansas libraries with online
resources that only one-third of the libraries could afford. The cost to Traveler is approximately $750.00 per library. A single library would pay over $100,000 for the same resources and access.

Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
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