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ERIC Number: ED011075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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A PILOT PROJECT ON DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION PERSONNEL. FINAL REPORT.
BAIRD, KAREN
THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM CALLED "SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION" (SDI), WAS STUDIED AS A TECHNIQUE FOR SEARCHING THE LITERATURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AND BRINGING TO THE ATTENTION OF UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS THAT SELECT PORTION WHICH IS OF DIRECT RELEVANCE TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS. THE TEST POPULATION INCLUDED 60 ADMINISTRATORS AT WAYNE AND EIGHT OTHER MICHIGAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM 52 SDI PARTICIPANTS INDICATED THAT INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY SDI HAD BEEN USEFUL AND CURRENT, AND VERY PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN OBTAINED WITHOUT THIS SERVICE. EVERY RESPONDENT REPORTED THAT SDI HELPED KEEP HIM INFORMED IN HIS PROFESSIONAL AREA. THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES SUPPORTED THE CONTENTION THAT LITERATURE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION HAS INCREASED BEYOND THE ABILITY OF ADMINISTRATORS TO LOCATE NEEDED INFORMATION. THE RESULTS OF THIS PILOT PROJECT SUGGESTED THE NEED FOR A NATIONWIDE INFORMATION DISSEMINATION PROGRAM AND INDICATED THAT SDI HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR PROVIDING SUCH A SERVICE. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit)