ERIC Number: ED114103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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The Impact of Machine-Readable Data Bases on Library and Information Services. National Program for Libraries and Information Services Related Paper No. 26.
The growth and proliferation of machine-readable data bases have created a need to consider the nature of recent developments, the impact of those developments on library and information services, and their relationship with the National Commission on Library and Information Science (NCLIS) program. Data bases may contain information in a variety of forms, may be produced by government or private business, and may be discipline, mission, or problem oriented, or inter- or multi-disciplinary. The availability of such data bases may cause changes in such library activities as journal acquisition and interlibrary loans; or libraries may provide search services, act as intermediaries in preparing searches, or refer people to appropriate information services. The role of NCLIS should be to support education, training, and research in the use of data bases, help expand service to new constituencies, encourage improvement of retrieval systems, promote the use of telecommunications, and provide a basis for networks and data base sharing in all sectors of the information community. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.