ERIC Number: ED119689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-5
Reference Count: N/A
Investigation of the Public Library as a Linking Agent to Major Scientific, Educational, Social, and Environmental Data Bases. Fifth Progress Report, September 1975 to December 1975.
Summit, Roger K.; Firschein, Oscar
In November of 1975, a committee was convened at Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory to examine the utility of computerized data base searching in the public library setting. Participants reviewed an on-going computer retrieval experiment (DIALIB) being conducted in four San Francisco Bay Area public libraries. Librarians reported that since the cost of searches had been assumed by the client, the number of searches had declined dramatically. Data are provided on search times and client characteristics. The appendixes contain a summary of DIALIB activities and a full report on a cost analysis of initial stages of the project. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Applied Communication Research, Stanford, CA.