ERIC Number: ED119743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Nonprint Media: What Is and What May Be.
Yarborough, Judith D.
The increasing number of nonprint holdings in libraries and media centers throughout the country emphasizes the need for a network approach to the control of nonprint media. Programs such as the Library of Congress' MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) have provided a common machine readable record of book and monographic holdings, resulting in a number of resource sharing networks among libraries. A similar standardized record to nonprint media should be developed and used. Programs such as the University of Southern California's National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM) indexes and the National Center for Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped's NIMIS (National Institutional Materials Information System) have started to develop the standardized data necessary to a network. Library media professionals should make themselves aware of the standards and techniques used in networking and should become familiar with computer technology so that when a nonprint media network is developed and implemented school libraries and media centers will be able to make use of the advantages of the network. (JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources.