The LIC (Library and Information Commission) was set up in 1995 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It was a national source of expertise, advising Government on all issues relating to the library and information sector.
(In 2000 the LIC was replaced by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries. Resource was later renamed the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) before being abolished in 2012, when its functions were transferred to the Arts Council England and the National Archives.)
UKOLN prepared the following documents for web access and hosted them on behalf of the Library and Information Commission.
A report to the Steering Committee of the Library and and Information Commission and Share the Vision programme for improving access to library and information services for visually impaired people. As part of the programme, UKOLN was commissioned to review the role of a national union database of resources in accessible formats and make a technical specification of the data elements required. The full text of the report and a briefing paper are available at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/lic/sharethevision/
A report to the Pathfinding Group of the British Library, the Library and Information Commission and the Library and Information Co-operation Council by UKOLN and the National Council on Archives on a national strategy for the retrospective conversion of library and archive catalogues. The full text of this report is available at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/lic/fulldisclosure/
The full text of this report is available at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/lic/digitisation/
The full text of this consultation report is available at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/lic/research/
'New Library: The People's Network' was commissioned from the Library and Information Commission by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It was researched and produced by a specially convened working group chaired by Matthew Evans. 'New Library: The People's Network' was launched on 15th October 1997 and formally presented by Matthew Evans to the Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon. Chris Smith MP. The full text of this report is available.