ERIC Number: ED023414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Inventory of Available Data Bases. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library, Phase I - Planning. Part 1.
Troutman, Joan C.
This survey of data bases emphasizes reference data bases only and is intended to be indicative of the variety and number of magneti" tape files in existence of a type which might be utilized in an information service center in an university library. It reflects both projects undertaken on a large national scale and those which serve the needs of particular organizations. The information assembled about each of the twenty-nine tape files, where possible, is: (1) address and director of the creating agency, (2) a brief description of its nature and contents, (3) file characteristics and size, (4) availability and cost, and (5) references "o further documentation. It was found that those files created for specific purposes of a parent organization were necessarily designed for capability for easy readability for other purposes, while data bases available from organizations in the business of maintaining data bases and providing a variety of services are generally easy to read and well documented. Most of the existing data have simple, hierarchically arranged, field structures. Record formats, however, from one file to another are virtually unrelated. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Information Centers, Information Processing, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Services, Programing Problems, Surveys
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (part of PB-178-441, MF - $.65, HC - $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.