ERIC Number: ED038152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-30
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Automation for Preparation of Syllabi and Bibliographies for College and University Instruction. Final Report.
Shepherd, Clayton A.
Syllabi, course outlines, bibliographies, etc., are widely used by college and university teaching faculty as guides for students and to inform reserve collection librarians of required materials. The need to update such bibliographies varies with the subject involved. Under the premise that library school faculties need to repetitively update and evaluate bibliographies and syllabi used in teaching, the repetitive production of these materials was automated with a computer. Thus, bibliographies and syllabi collected from the participating faculty of Indiana University's Graduate Library School were incorporated into a master file and subsequently printed and reproduced for faculty, student and reserve librarian use. The faculty members were enthusiastic about the convenience and flexibility of the computerized updating, however, they questioned the practicality of using a computer for a process which, as it turned out, occurred relatively infrequently. Further research is needed to determine whether correlations exist between a particular subject area and the frequency of the need to update a syllabi and bibliographies used in teaching that subject. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.