ERIC Number: ED207535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
INFO RELEASE. National Information Network for Recreation, Leisure and Sport.
Sharma, Vidya S.
A study by the Northern Territories Department of Community Development systematically and specifically identified information needs and categories of clients through a set of intellectual concepts in the fields of sport, recreation, and leisure. A survey of Australia's serials holdings was conducted to assess the country's existing information resources to meet these needs, and 21 Australian and foreign databases were evaluated to determine the relevancy of materials on eight selected topics of importance to Australia. One or more academics were associated with each topic to prepare bibliographies for comparison with the search results of these surveys and evaluations. The results led to a proposal for a national information service called INFO RELEASE (Information Network for Recreation, Leisure and Sport) to take advantage of recent developments in information technology. The guidelines for the development of a proposed database, a thesaurus for effective retrieval, and the functions, costs, and administrative structure for INFO RELEASE are discussed in detail. Appendices include information on the leisure studies information bank, questions about an Archive and Museum of Games, and an explanation of Bradford-Zipf distribution. Twenty-two references and a glossary of terms are provided. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Community Development, Darwin (Australia).