ERIC Number: ED088527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Development and Implementation of a Curriculum-Based Information Support System for Hamline University.
Mavor, Anne S.; Vaughn, W. S., Jr.
An information system analysis, development, and implementation program was conducted at Hamline University to create a dynamic, responsive targeted information system that would support curriculum-based requirements. Existing information system inadequacies were diagnosed; a new concept was proposed and empirically tested. The concept was put into effect on a small scale and used to project the requirements of an expanded operation, and a full-scale system was implemented. The system focused upon the information specialists who linked information requirements generated by the curriculum to information resources; task models of courses were constructed and used to derive information needs and to evaluate products and services. The system proved to be effective, for interactions with librarians rose by a factor of three for students and 14 for faculty. Material provided from off-site sources increased tenfold and the judged effectiveness of disseminated materials was around 85 percent. Professors expanded the range of material in their courses and modified the format of some courses due to the availability of the information specialists, who became the partners of the professors in enriching the educational experiences of the students. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Whittenburg, Vaughan Associates, Inc., Landover, MD.; Hamline Univ., St. Paul, Minn.