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ERIC Number: ED072811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Survey of Commercially Available Computer-Readable Bibliographic Data Bases.
Schneider, John H., Ed.; And Others
This document contains the results of a survey of 94 U. S. organizations, and 36 organizations in other countries that were thought to prepare machine-readable data bases. Of those surveyed, 55 organizations (40 in U. S., 15 in other countries) provided completed camera-ready forms describing 81 commercially available, machine-readable data bases that contain bibliographic information about published literature. The following types of data were requested for each data base: Name, frequency of issue, and time span covered by the data base; Name of organizations and individuals who can provide information on the data base; Subject matter and scope of data on the tape; Source of information in the data base (journal articles, reports, patents, monographs, etc.); Method(s) used for indexing or other types of subject analysis; Special data elements; Tape specifications (density, tracks, labels, etc.); Availability of programs for retrospective searching and selective dissemination of information (SDI); Type and cost of search services offered; and Availability and charges for data bases. The information provided represents the status of these data bases as of November 1972. Libraries and other information centers will find this document helpful in selecting data bases for providing SDI; retrospective search services, and other bibliographic reference services to their users. (Author)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Data Processing, Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Systems, Publications, Selective Dissemination of Information, Surveys
American Society for Information Science, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Suite 804, Washington, D. C. (members and students $7.25, non-members $8.50)
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Authoring Institution: American Society for Information Science, Washington, DC. Special Interest Group for Selective Dissemination of Information.