ERIC Number: ED056733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
A Library Network for the Geosciences.
Olsen, Wallace C.
The concept paper prepared by the American Geological Institute (AGI) Committee on Geoscience Information is evaluated and areas which need more detailed plans if the geoscience community is to be persuaded of the need for a library network are discussed. For example: the concept plan does not display adequate awareness or concern for the role of the geoscience libraries within the information system. Two complementary actions which might help to remedy this deficiency are suggested: (1) the libraries might embark on a program of establishing their position within the information system and (2) librarians should be sought out wherever the libraries have the potential as information handlers or interrelationships exist or are apt to be created. It is proposed that the next step is a document which reaches some conclusions and which will provide the point of departure on action and discussion. (Author/NH)
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Identifiers: Committee on Geoscience Information
Note: (6 References); Presented before the Geoscience Information Society at a Symposium, "Toward the Development of a Geoscience Information System," November 1, 1971, Washington, D.C.