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TITLE 13CULTURAL RESOURCES
PART 1TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 8TEXSHARE LIBRARY CONSORTIUM
RULE §8.1Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Institution of higher education--An institution of higher education as defined by Education Code, §61.003, and a private or independent institution of higher education as defined by Education Code, §61.003.

  (2) Annual Report Survey--A report submitted to the commission each year on the member institution of higher education's participation in TexShare programs, the member library of clinical medicine's participation in TexShare programs, the member library of nonprofit library collective's participation, or in fulfillment of a public library's system membership requirements.

  (3) Commission--The Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

  (4) Consortium--The TexShare Library Consortium.

  (5) Director and Librarian--Chief executive and administrative officer of the commission.

  (6) Public Library has the meaning assigned by Government Code, §441.122.

  (7) Library of clinical medicine has the meaning assigned to Non-Profit Corporation by Government Code, §441.221.

    (A) Extensive library services are defined as:

      (i) Library is open and staffed a minimum of 45 hours per week; and

      (ii) Staff includes a minimum of one full-time equivalent professional librarian (as defined in 13 TAC §1.84, relating to Professional Librarian); and

      (iii) Library employs a library director for at least 40 hours per week in library duties; and

      (iv) Services include circulation of materials, reference services, use of computers to access information sources, databases, or other similar services; and

      (v) An institutionally-approved collection development policy updated at least every five years.

    (B) Extensive collections in the fields of clinical medicine and the history of Medicine is defined as follows:

      (i) Clinical medicine is defined as materials in the "W" category of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification scheme (www.nlm.nih.gov/clas/index.html).

      (ii) History of Medicine is defined as:

        (I) Materials fitting the scope of the NLM classification scheme (www.nlm.nih.gov/clas/index.html) under WZ-History of Medicine, Misc or in the NLM classification scheme under history of a particular medical subject (e.g. history of surgery (WO 11), history of dermatology (WR 11), history of gynecology (WP 11), etc.); or

        (II) Unique archival materials (print materials, historical artifacts, and other resources) related to institutional history, or reflecting historically significant contributions of persons or institutions, or history of a particular area of health care.

      (iii) "Extensive collections" is defined as a minimum of 12,000 library resources in the field of clinical medicine and history of medicine, in print and in electronic formats, comprised of books, journal titles, technical reports, videos, or databases.

  (8) Public school--Any school accredited under Education Code, Subchapter D, Accreditation Status (§§39.071 - 39.076).

  (9) Public school library--An organized collection of printed, audiovisual and/or computer resources in a public school or public school campus (elementary or secondary). A public school library makes resources and services available to all students, teachers, and administrators. Collections such as classroom "libraries" or collections of primarily textbooks or other similar classroom teaching materials are not public school libraries.

  (10) Certified school librarian--A public school staff member holding a current school librarian certificate issued by the State Board for Educator Certification under the authority of Education Code, Chapter 21, Subchapter B (§§21.031 - 21.058).

  (11) Certified staff member--A public school staff member holding a current certificate, license, permit, or other credential issued by the State Board for Educator Certification under the authority of Education Code, Chapter 21, Subchapter B (§§21.031 - 21.058).

  (12) Internet connection--A combination of hardware, software and telecommunications services that allows a computer to communicate with any other computer on the worldwide network of networks known as the Internet, and that adheres to Internet standards documents of the Internet Engineering Steering Group, Internet Architecture Board, and the Internet community.

  (13) Consortium membership refers to membership held by those libraries meeting the eligibility criteria specified in §8.3(b)(2) or (3) of this chapter (relating to Consortium Membership and Affiliated Membership). Libraries meeting these requirements are referred to as "members" or "consortium members."

  (14) Affiliated membership refers to membership held by those libraries meeting the eligibility criteria specified in §8.3(b)(1) of this chapter. Libraries admitted under this section are referred to as "affiliated members."

  (15) Nonprofit library--A library not already qualified for consortium membership by virtue of being a public library, library of clinical medicine, or library affiliated with an institution of higher education that is:

    (A) Established as a nonprofit corporation under the Texas Nonprofit Corporation Law (Texas Business Organizations Code §22.001 et seq.); or

    (B) An administrative subdivision of a nonprofit corporation established under the Texas Nonprofit Corporation Law (Texas Business Organizations Code §22.001 et seq.); or

    (C) Located in Texas and operated by a unit of local, state, or federal government; or

    (D) Located in Texas and a designated tribal community library.

  (16) Nonprofit library collective--Two or more nonprofit libraries that share a set of common interests and have a defined membership structure.


Source Note: The provisions of this §8.1 adopted to be effective June 24, 1998, 23 TexReg 6436; amended to be effective December 9, 2001, 26 TexReg 9845; amended to be effective May 18, 2006, 31 TexReg 3871; amended to be effective April 8, 2010, 35 TexReg 2742; amended to be effective September 18, 2011, 36 TexReg 5835; amended to be effective November 30, 2014, 39 TexReg 9201

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