ERIC Number: ED022512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
Initial Report on a Study to Plan Development and Implementation of a Connecticut Library Research Center.
United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center, Farmington, CT.
Performed under the guidance of the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut State Library Research Advisory Committee, this study includes (1) a survey of Connecticut librarians and library users to evaluate the need for a Library Research Center, (2) a design concept for a proposed operational system and a plan for its implementation, and (3) estimates of the costs of implementing and operating the system and the requirements for space and personnel. It is concluded that a need exists in Connecticut for a center such as that proposed, offering services which should include at least bibliographic searching, a document locating service, and centralized control, coordination, and dissemination of catalog data. In addition, printed products such as book catalogs and current awareness lists should be provided. The automation of these services is feasible, and, assuming funds can be made available, implementation should start in July, 1967. The outline of a further study program for the detailed design of the initial system, which should be completed before implementation begins, is included. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Research Commission, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center, Farmington, CT.