ERIC Number: ED023413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-15
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Summary of Symposia on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library. Phase I - Planning. Part 2.
Tompkins, Mary L.
A series of symposia were conducted to provide forums for discussion of the problems arising when introducing into the single campus university library media which can be processed by computers. The first symposium "xplored the relationship between the university library and national network systems. The second concerned the relationship of mechanized clerical processing to mechanized information systems in the library. The other three symposia brought information scientists together with University of California faculty in the social, physical, and life sciences. The emphasis was on pragmatic problems--economic, technical, and administrative--which confront the university library in efforts to supply expanded information services. The specific issues which were discussed were (1) whether information systems are viable in themselves, (2) whether a single university should acquire its own machine readable stores or use the service from tapes stored elsewhere, (3) what types of data bases satisfy the needs of the faculty and students, (4) whether such services in the university should be lodged in the library or the computer center, and (5) what are the technical problems which arise? This report presents a general discussion of these issues, some likely answers to them, and what appeared to be the opinion of the attendees of the symposium. The background material presented at the symposia are summarized in the appendices. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Automation, Biological Sciences, College Libraries, Computers, Conferences, Consultation Programs, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Networks, Library Services, Physical Sciences, Reference Services, Social Sciences
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (part of PB-178-441, 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.