ERIC Number: ED053785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-15
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Phase I of the Systems Analysis and Design Study for the National Agricultural Library. Final Report.
Booz, Allen Applied Research, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
The Phase I report explores alternative design approaches to the evolution of an integrated information system for the National Agricultural Library (NAL). During Phase I the study team reviewed on-going NAL operations, prepared flow charts of existing processes, analyzed files, forms and workload statistics, examined the Library's collections, measured performance, and discussed existing and proposed information services with a small subset of prospective users. The study revealed that NAL is effectively serving the Library user in spite of its current limited budgetary and manpower resources. There is a definite and clear need for a long range plan of improvement for the Library to enable it to keep pace with mounting departmental and national demands for increased access to agricultural information. (Author)
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Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.
Authoring Institution: Booz, Allen Applied Research, Inc., Bethesda, MD.