The MARC of Quality Illinois State Library

Purpose and Outcomes

The Local Library Automation System Programs (LLSAP) support ongoing efforts to improve the quality of member libraries’ catalogs. Combined LLSAP catalog records are updated in batchloads which electronically cleans up substandard records and combines duplicate records; an efficient means to ensure the accuracy of cataloging to improve users’ search experience.

Access is improved for library users to discover the resources of Illinois’ LLSAP libraries and increase the potential for worldwide resource sharing.

Range of Awards

Eligible Applicants

Application and Reporting Forms

The MARC of Quality grant applications are being offered in advance of the provision of the state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The Illinois State Library makes grant applications available so that award notification may be released when legislative and gubernatorial approval of an FY 2020 appropriation is made. Obligations to fund this grant program will cease immediately without penalty or further payment being required if the Illinois General Assembly or the federal funding source fails to appropriate or otherwise make available sufficient funds.

Legal Authority


For more information about Technology Grants, please call 217-782-7749 or email