ERIC Number: ED032773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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A Systems Approach for Automating the Cataloging and Distribution of Educational Motion Pictures. Final Report.
Vento, Charles Joseph
A new transmission system utilizing the already existing media is imperative to the efficient utilization of the audiovisual materials available as teaching aids to the educator. Current practices in audiovisual distribution cause frequent frustrations in availability. It is also difficult to find up-to-date cataloguing that teachers can refer to. Research was undertaken to determine the major problems of existing media centers, and an in-depth study was made of the Sacramento Unified Schools Instructional Materials Center and of the Alameda County Schools Curriculum Materials Center, both large California districts. A computer-controlled system is suggested which will carry with it new possibilities for instructional film use but possible under the present manual system. The proposed system is addressed to the problem of making materials available for classroom use in the most expeditious manner possible. The system involves multi-purpose computer terminal stations in each school with access to a regional computer center. Recommendations are made for further study to define engineering requirements, for financial aid programs to implement the system, and for pertinent legislative reform, as well as for training for the media specialist and "re-education" for educational film producers. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document]. (SH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Audiovisual Instruction, Automation, Cataloging, Communications, Educational Media, Educational Television, Equipment Utilization, Films, Instructional Films, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Systems Concepts, Systems Development, Teaching Machines
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.