THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            59
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE STATE LIBRARIAN TO CHANGE INTERNET ACCESS
    POLICIES TO ALLOW FOR THE DOWNLOADING OF E-MAIL ONTO
    FLOPPY DISKS.



 1        WHEREAS, currently the state public libraries provide
 2   computer terminals with internet and e-mail access to the
 3   public; and
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 5        WHEREAS, e-mail has been a revolution in how we do
 6   business, educate ourselves, and communicate with friends; and
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 8        WHEREAS, patrons are allowed to print e-mail onto paper
 9   for a charge of ten cents per page; and 
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11        WHEREAS, as of January 21, 1999, the public library system
12   instituted a policy which prohibits patrons from downloading
13   e-mail onto their own floppy disks; and 
14   
15        WHEREAS, as a result of this policy, e-mail retrieval is
16   painstaking, burdensome, and costly for the patrons due to the
17   extended time and costs for printing e-mail and for paper; now,
18   therefore,
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20        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
21   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
22   Representatives concurring, that the State Librarian is
23   requested to change computer use policies to allow the public
24   to download e-mail onto their own floppy disks; and 
25   
26        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in order to conserve paper,
27   the State Librarian may make computer floppy diskettes
28   available for sale to the public in all libraries that have
29   computer terminals available for public use; and 
30   
31        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Librarian is
32   requested to report to the Legislature before the end of this
33   Regular Session of 1999, regarding the change in policy; and

 
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 2        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
 3   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the State Librarian.
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