Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

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Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is a collection of library and information resources. KDLA's mission is to serve "Kentucky's need to know" through its services "assuring equitable access" to information and services. Many of the materials available from KDLA are public domain.

The public domain consists of all the creative work to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. Those rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable.

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KDLA's fair use statement: "Fair use" includes activities such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and other related activities.

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History

In 1809 the state library was established. The Secretary of State acted as librarian, and it was their duty to collection materials related to legislation. [1] The library was used by legislature and other members of the government. The entire collection, which was located in the State Capitol burned in a fire in November 1824. [1] The library was reopened in the new Capitol building in the early 1830s. During that time, the state decided to use state librarians to maintain the collection. [1]

Kentucky State Capitol United States historic place

The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches of the state government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Into the twentieth century, the library was called the Law and Legislative Library. [1] The government went through considerable changes in regards to operating the libraries and archives in the twentieth century. In 1936 it officially became known as the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. [1]

Structure

KDLA operates through a commissioner's Office and four major divisions: [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Onkst, Wayne (Winter 2012). "KDLA: Seventy-Five Years of Service to the Commonwealth". Kentucky Libraries. 76 (1): 6–12. Retrieved 12 April 2015.