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ERIC Number: ED026540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 50
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National Survey of Indexing and Retrieval Procedures in Vocational-Technical Education Research Coordinating Units.
The study was conducted to gather information to assist Research Coordinating Units (RCU's) to develop information dissemination procedures. Questionnaires regarding procedures for indexing and retrieving information, which included 10 questions to be answered "yes", "no", or "plan to" and three open-ended items, were sent to the RCU's. Returns from the 46 approved RCU's were used in the study. Thirty-seven offered information dissemination services on request and an additional five planned to offer such services. Four of the RCU's offering dissemination services used computer services and 11 others either offering or intending to offer dissemination services planned to utilize computer services. RCU's located in universities used and planned to use computers to a greater extent than RCU's located in state departments. Only a small percentage of RCU's were using ERIC's thesaurus descriptors as a base for indexing documents, and traditional library card cataloging procedures were prevalent searching methods. Further study of the feasibility of using bound indexes where computers are not yet available and of grouping materials into broad categories was recommended. Sample materials from various RCU's are presented in the appendixes. (JK)
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