ERIC Number: ED094714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
NASIC: A Regional Experiment in the Brokerage of Information Services.
Wax, David M.; Morrison, R. D., Jr.
The Northeast Academic Science Information Center (NASIC), a program of the New England Board of Higher Education which was initially funded by the National Science Foundation, represents an attempt to apply on a regional basis the concept of brokerage or wholesaling to the provision of computer-based information services. The center expects to be run in a business-like fashion and to be self-supporting. Some of the functions envisioned are market studies, promotion, personnel training, aggregation of demand, and document delivery. Of great importance is the establishment at each university of an information services librarian, who would be the interface between the suppliers and users of information services. The development of demand and the subsequent economies of scale should permit NASIC to be self-sustaining. After bibliographic and abstract services are achieved, the actual delivery of documents is the next goal. (WH)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Delivery Systems, Higher Education, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Information Systems, Program Descriptions, Regional Programs
"Facts and Futures: What's Happening Now in Computing for Higher Education", Proceedings of the Fall 1973 EDUCOM Conference; EDUCOM, P.O. Box 364, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA.