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ERIC Number: ED240975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Educational Software: A Canadian Plan for Information Sharing. Joint Provincial Courseware Cataloguing and Indexing Project. Volume I (Phase 1) [and] Computer Cataloguing and Indexing Survey: Summary.
Tennant, W.; And Others
A project which involved an intensive search of the literature and contacts with individuals in the field concerning the dissemination of information about educational software is described. Included are an analysis of education software information available to educators, a needs assessment of Canadian educators, and the generation of an implementation plan designed to make the two more congruent. Problems inherent in the collection, organization, and dissemination of information about educational software are addressed, and a structure is suggested for effectively accomplishing these activities. The introduction to the report describes the research methods used and provides definitions of terms, a summary of the educational software situation, a definition of the problem, and an outline of the project. A summary of the research analyzes results related to (1) library and vendor cataloging; (2) indexing: library, print, catalog, ERIC, and PRECIS; and (3) delivery systems: decentralized versus centralized systems, MARC format, computers and library procedures, options, online databases, history of nonprint databases, FORMAT/UTLAS, and database design. A discussion of standard description includes problems, suggested fields, and sample display formats. An implementation plan and recommendations conclude the report. Thirteen figures are included, and a summary of the computer cataloging and indexing survey is attached. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: JEM Research, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Canada; Software Evaluation
Note: Full report; no other volumes planned.