ERIC Number: ED060872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries and Information Technology; A National System Challenge: A Report to the Council on Library Resources, Inc.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Information Systems Panel.
A study of the applications of computer to libraries and information systems carried out with the support of the Council on Library Resources is reported. The report presents recommendations derived from the synthesis of facts, views, and opinions obtained from sources such as: visits to selected projects and installations, published and private information, and discussions with individuals. In addition to the observations and recommendations, the report directs attention to the initial two findings which point out: (1) The primary bar to development of national level computer-based library and information systems is no longer basically a technology feasibility problem. Rather it is the combination of complex institutional and organizational human-related problems and the inadequate economic/value system associated with these activities; and (2) The quantitative contribution of information to productivity or effectiveness of industry, government, and education is unknown; therefore, the construction of value/cost analysis is severely hampered. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Information Systems, Library Automation, National Programs
Printing and Publishing Office, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20418 ($3.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Information Systems Panel.
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