ERIC Number: ED107211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Northeast Academic Science Information Center (NASIC) Year 2 Report, March 1974 through February 1975.
New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA. Northeast Academic Science Information Center.
In its second year of activity, the Northeast Academic Science Information Center (NASIC) program of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) has assisted 18 universities and colleges in the Northeast in the implementation of local capabilities to provide computer-based reference services. Working through the libraries at these institutions, NASIC has concentrated its efforts in four areas: (1) training of library staff members to become effective intermediaries between users and the on-line bibliographic systems; (2) consulting with library administrators on the administrative decisions required to implement local on-line search services; (3) cooperating with library staff in user education programs; and (4) serving as a spokesman for the academic community in dealing with data base producers and search service vendors. Training material for both search systems and data bases were also developed. The work of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries and their Electronic Systems Laboratory for the project is also described. (Author/DGC)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Bibliographies, Databases, Information Centers, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Systems, Libraries, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Online Systems, Reference Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA. Northeast Academic Science Information Center.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts