ERIC Number: ED024401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
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Preliminary Specifications (Hardware and Software) for a Center for Information Services. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library, Phase I - Planning. Part 10.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.
The general conclusions of the planning study on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library are that such services represent a desirable, even necessary, extension of the library's traditional functions. Preliminary specifications for such a library-based "Center for Information Services" (CIS) are presented in this report. Covered are three sets of issues: (1) administrative issues, including the organization of the CIS within the library, its administrative relationship to other campus activities, its staffing, its method of operation, its service load, and its financing; (2) hardware issues, including the library/CIS computer configuration, its requirements for space, and its relationship to other campus computing facilities; (3) software issues, including the requirements for generalized programs to handle file management and search, reference retrieval, text processing, numerical processing, and on-line processing. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Automation, College Libraries, Computer Programs, Computers, Electronic Equipment, Facility Requirements, Information Centers, Information Processing, Information Services, Library Services, Planning, Reference Services, Time Sharing
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (part of PB-178-442, MF - $.65, HC - $3.00).
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.