ERIC Number: ED024402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
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On the Development of Social Science Information and Documentation Services (Interim Report). Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library, Phase I - Planning. Part II.
This paper concerns information services by libraries for social scientists. A brief survey is made of the present state of both computers and telecommunication equipment. Projected information transfer networks are described, with emphasis on the role libraries are expected to play in them. Empirical studies of user needs are described in some detail and their implications are explored. The special needs of social scientists are emphasized. An eight point program is presented for immediate improvement of library services through mechanized computer information services. To meet the various needs of socialscientists libraries must improve access to their present store of printed materials and microforms, and they must develop capabilities to service "fugitive" materials such as conference papers and proceedings. They can usefully add a capability to acquire and provide access to banks of quantitative, empirical social science data. A bibliography of 169 items related to the content of the paper is included, (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Communications, Computers, Documentation, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Services, Library Networks, Library Services, Social Sciences, Systems Development, Use Studies
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.