ERIC Number: ED023412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Mechanized Information Services in the University Library--Introduction and Summary. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library. Phase I - Planning. Part 1.
Hayes, R. M.
Under funding from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Library Research of the University of California (Los Angeles) has carried out a study of mechanized information services in the university library" The basic premise of the study is that magnetic tape data bases are becoming available from a variety of national sources and that they are a form of data which university libraries will begin to acquire. The purpose of the study was to explore the validity of the premise and define some of its consequences. The results of the study have been prepared as a final report, consisting of thirteen parts (LI 000 494-LI 000 506). The first part is the "Introduction and Summary". It presents, as the context within which to view the study, a projection of the role which mechanization will plau in the university library and the pace at which it will develop over the next ten to fifteen years. Within that context it then discusses the issues--policy as well as technical--raised by mechanized information services in the university library. For each issue, the approach taken to study of it is described and the results (as reported in other parts of the report) are summarized. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Computers, Conferences, Information Centers, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Services, Networks, Reference Services, Technology
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (part of PB-178-441, MF - $.65, HC - $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.