Programs that are responsible for identifying, appraising, accessioning, preserving, arranging, describing and providing reference services to the records of public or private institutions and/or the personal papers of individuals or families which are being kept permanently for the historical value which they potentially offer.
Libraries or other organizations that are depositories for federal, provincial or other government publications which are made available to community residents on a loan basis.
Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of books, magazines and other reading materials in a large type format that are made available on a loan basis to residents of the community who have visual impairments. Also included are organizations that distribute copies of large print books, magazines and other reading material that people can keep.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.