ERIC Number: ED125227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
NIMIS Data Preparation Manual. Revised Edition. (Includes Addendum).
Joncich, Mary J.
Provided is a manual which explains policies and procedures followed in the cataloging, abstracting, and data entry of information on instructional, measurement, training, and prototype materials for the handicapped to be stored in the NIMIS (National Instructional Materials Information System) data base. It is noted that close adherence to the manual in the completion of report forms will result in the uniform and standard preparation of abstracts and will facilitate an accurate representation of materials identified in NIMIS. Covered in the first section is information on essential fields recorded on the NIMIS report form, word usage, punctuation/capitalization, abstract delineation, and the release clause. The bulk of the document explains the preparation of abstracts on instructional materials in terms of accession number, preparation source, author/corporate author, title, edition, price, publication information, program/series note, media format variant, numerical identifier, vendor, supplementary note, title alternative, equipment needed, cautionary note, evaluation information, abstract description, thesaurus descriptors, and media format. Also included are brief instructions for the entry of data on measurement materials, prototype materials, and training materials. Among appendixes are a list of preparation sources, a Roman numeral conversion chart, sample NIMIS report forms, NIMIS data preparation manual form for submitting suggestions, and a booklet with instructions for completing the NIMIS audiovisual report form. (SB)
Descriptors: Documentation, Educational Media, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Information Processing, Information Systems, Instructional Materials
Ohio State University Press, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.00 Publication Number NC-76.401)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped, Columbus, OH.