ERIC Number: ED032098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Information Systems in Universities.
Siegmann, Robert M.
This report considers universities as information systems because their effective operation is based on the storage, processing, and communication of various types of information. Three basic types of information systems (administrator-, teacher-, and researcher-oriented) are discussed in an attempt to understand each system's operation from the point of view of its basic objectives and the information processing necessary to achieve these objectives. The use of computers to aid this processing is also discussed. The report views the university as a totality of many diverse information systems which are interdependent and interrelated, a concept which leads to the proposal that a single centralized information system be established using a computerized data base with remote access by the various users. The possible uses of such a system are discussed. A bibliography of 102 items related to the three basic types of information systems is attached. (JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Information and Computer Science.