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ERIC Number: ED078644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-1
Pages: 25
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A Further Evaluation of Bridge Roles: Regional and National Organizations for Dissemination of Computer-Oriented Curriculum Materials for Higher Education.
Dank, Joseph R.
Several things must be done before a critical mass of computer-based materials can form a library. Existing materials must be upgraded, and made accessible, flexible and customized for individual users. Their mobility must be increased by reconciling inter-system differences and by providing necessary skills, resources and reward structures. Essential to this is the involvement of a large body of "bridge personnel"--individuals with expertise in both subject matters and technical affairs who are capable of supplying the necessary systems maintenance. A staff of bridge personnel is usually too expensive for any single institution, leading to the conclusion that regionally shared networks, backed by state financing, is the best way to develop computer libraries. The North Carolina Educational Computing Service, funded by the state legislature and with 12 bridge personnel, offers services to 44 institutions of higher education and provides a good illustration of a successful regional operation. [Reproduced from best available copy.] (PB)
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