ERIC Number: ED061954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Report on the Feasibility of an International Serials Data System, and Preliminary Systems Design. Prepared for the UNISIST/ICSU-AB Working Group on Bibliographic Descriptions.
Martin, M. D.; Barnes, C. I.
The purpose of the study was to define a world-wide machinery registering the essential characteristics of scientific periodicals and making them available to all interested individuals or organizations. The study is a combined feasibility study and preliminary system design. No attempt was made to identify individual organizations which might participate at the international or local levels; nor for the maintenance of the data base, or the production of publications and services. Chapters 2 to 10 of the report constitute a detailed study of the proposed International Serials Data System. In particular, Chapters 4 and 7 are concerned with the content of the computer data base, and detailed procedures for capturing and recording information for the system. Chapter 11 summarizes the authors' conclusions and recommendations. Supporting information is presented in a series of appendices including a brief survey of existing serials data systems. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: International Council of Scientific Unions, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Institution of Electrical Engineers, London (England).