ERIC Number: ED107292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Study for the Conversion of Recorded Books and Magazines from Rigid Discs to Cassettes and Flexible Discs. Final Report.
Innovative Systems Research, Inc., Pennsauken, NJ.
Twelve different conversion plans were delineated and evaluated in the performance of this study effort. An indepth technical, financial, and cost/benefit analysis was included. One plan was determined to be distinctively more cost-effective than any of the other plans because it provided a technically feasible system that assured the maximum service capability at the optimum budget level and the minimum costs for the capability provided. This plan would increase the reader population at a rate of 20 percent per year toward a goal of 2.25 million readers. The plan included revised talking book machines, revised cassette book machines, and combination machines. Seven technical recommendations and five administrative recommendations are given for implementation of the conversion plan. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: Innovative Systems Research, Inc., Pennsauken, NJ.