ERIC Number: ED030776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Information Processing Laboratory for Education and Research in Library Science: Phase I.
Maron, M. E.; And Others
Study, research, and development were undertaken in the first 18 months of a program (Phase I) to design and implement an Information Processing Laboratory for teaching and research in the field of librarianship. Work during this period was concerned with the planning of the Laboratory and its development according to plan. The planning resulted in definition of initial topics within librarianship to be supported by the Laboratory in relation to the educational needs of the field. This, in turn, led to the development of computer programs for on-line interrogation and search and data files upon which to "exercise" these techniques, as well as other Laboratory elements. The Phase I work included assembling and checking out these initial pieces of the Laboratory; however, no true operational activities were undertaken in the sense of students using the Laboratory on a regular basis. The Laboratory was designed to include capabilities relating both to intellectual access (e.g., associate searching, automatic indexing, automatic abstracting) and to more traditional course content (e.g., subject cataloging). Future directions and plans for the Laboratory were included in the Phase I report. (JH)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Laboratories, Laboratory Training, Library Education, Library Research, Library Science, Library Technical Processes, Systems Approach, Training Laboratories
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.