ERIC Number: ED023409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
Position Paper on Extra-Library Information Service. Final Report.
Myatt, DeWitt O.; Barclay, Donald A.
Extra-library information services are helping libraries find solutions to the problems created by the changes in the information environment, the demand for current information, and the media by which the knowledge is distributed. There are three types of these services: (1) document handling systems, (2) data handling systems, and (3) information analysis centers. Extra-library information services have one major characteristic in common; they place greater emphasis than libraries on the organization of information for current and specialized uses rather than stressing long term future utility of the information. Recommendations made to the National Advisory Commission on Librari"s are: (1) lib"aries and extra-library information services be considered as integral parts of the total information transfer process; (2) the professional library association develop an easy and efficient method to keep librarians informed of existing and new extra-library information sources; (3) professional library associations investigate the possibilities of acquiring terminal equipment connected to one or more of the extra-library information sources; and (4) a study be conducted to determine the feasibility of applying in libraries the indexing and file searching methods now used in extra-library systems. Detailed descriptions of twelve of these extra-library services are included. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Commission on Libraries, Washington, DC.; Science Communication, Inc., Washington, DC.