ERIC Number: ED040726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
EUDISED: European Documentation and Information System for Education. Volume III, Technical Studies.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
An information system, either manual or computerized, is a system for collecting, selecting, validating and augmenting data to form a collection of information (the data base) which will form the basis from which various types of information services can be provided. These services may be individual (retrospective searching or current awareness) or of a more general nature (production of catalogues, indexes, bulletins, abstract journals, etc.) In this report the technical aspects of developing an information system on education are explored in the following sections: (1) compatibility of computer systems, (2) problems of thesaurus construction for education, (3) computer handling of social science terms and their relationships, (4) cost-benefit analysis procedures and applications, (5) cost estimates for bibliographical searching in a social science information system and (6) electronic recording of educational data in the Canton of Geneva. Brief resumes on the author of each section are appended. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.