ERIC Number: ED125562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
The Library as Leader: Computer Assisted Information Services at Northwestern University. A Report of the NULCAIS Committee on the Present Status, and Proposals for the Future, of Computer Assisted Information Services at Northwestern University Library.
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Univ. Libraries.
In March 1974, a study was undertaken at Northwestern University to examine the role of the library in providing information services based on computerized data bases. After taking an inventory of existing data bases at Northwestern and in the greater Chicago area, a committee suggested ways to continue and expand the scope of information services. This report gives a flow chart conception of existing information services, and, using a management approach, discusses how the library can mobilize resources to maximize information service. Major recommendations include: (1) establishment of contracts with commercial search services, (2) placement of two terminals in the library, (3) use of the New York Times Information Bank, and (4) continuation of existing batch services in addition to new on-line services available through commercial firms. (EMH/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Univ. Libraries.