ERIC Number: ED032103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-1
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Modes of Bibliographic Data Base Interaction and Initial Screening of Alternate Modes.
This is the second in a series of eight reports of a research study for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) on the effective utilization of bibliographic data bases in machine-readable form. It consists of two parts. The first part defines the basic interaction alternatives and subalternatives open to the NAL with respect to its interfacing with other bibliographic data bases and information services. The second part concerns the screening of the initial set of proposed alternatives to eliminate those options that are either infeasible or impractical owing to various managerial and technical considerations. Broad screening criteria include NAL's objectives and goals, the nature and capabilities of potentially interacting data bases, and economic and administrative limiting factors. An initial screening of interaction modes will therefore be effected, thus reducing the number of alternatives that have to be analyzed and evaluated in depth as this study of data base utilization progresses. A discussion of the degree of variation among the remaining interaction alternatives is also presented. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Automation, Citations (References), Costs, Databases, Feasibility Studies, Indexes, Information Systems, Information Utilization
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 183 609, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Agricultural Library (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auerbach Corp., Philadelphia, PA.