Will the WHCLIS recommendations, especially the first two priorities, help all COED recommendations?
Soon after the 1991 WHCLIS, a group of Washington, D.C., area librarians and library supporters formed a task force on future library and information services for the deaf community.
Cheryl Heppner (deaf delegate at the 1991 WHCLIS representing the general public in Virginia) is the secretary of the task force.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science previewed "WHCLIS Connection," a database of issues and statistics being prepared for the WHCLIS and the various preconferences preceding it.
"WHCLIS Connection" employs hypertext to enable the user to access information in a nonlinear and nonsequential fashion.
Other components of "WHCLIS Connection" include state-by-state demographic, education, and library statistics, the slate of delegates being sent to Washington from the states, and a keyword search capability.