REAL Program Goals

  • Extend the “information superhighway” to the local community level in Missouri by providing routine access to public service, civic projects, community information and reference services via an Internet connection to the rest of the nation and the world.
  • Provide a basis for interagency collaboration by laying the groundwork for wide-area networking of public libraries
    throughout Missouri.
  • Enhance resource sharing by delivering a wide range of information services to libraries that could not otherwise
    individually afford them.
  • Train the Missouri library community in search tools, procedures and access points for providing high quality services through automation.
  • Missouri citizens will have the opportunity to share in the National Information Infrastructure. This means citizens of Missouri will not be left out of the information explosion because they lack the financial resources to provide their own computers and connectivity.