ERIC Number: ED037224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Development of a Computer-Based Laboratory for Library Science Students Using LC/MARC Tapes. Final Report.
The Library Education Experimental Project (LEEP) involved the establishment of a computer-based laboratory for library science students, utilizing the Library of Congress MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) magnetic tapes. Assignments in several classes (reference and bibliography, cataloging, and technical services) involved the use of these tapes and special purpose programs at the Syracuse University Computing Center. With the aid of these computer programs, over two hundred students in eight different courses (repeated for three semesters) were able to search and retrieve catalog records for current literature, to process their own cataloging assignments or examine the characteristics of the Library of Congress cataloging. The laboratory's usefulness was evaluated by the students and the faculty at the end of each semester. The entire laboratory (computer program, data bases, class assignments, user manuals, etc.) has been fully described to other library schools at a special institute and via a newsletter and report series. Appended are the results of a survey of program languages and computing facilities available to library schools and a bibliography of LEEP publications. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Library Science.