ERIC Number: ED140092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Review of Existing Information Systems and Networks: Applicability to the Design of the SYSTEM. (A Staff Working Paper.)
Schroeder, Paul E.; Dozier, Earnestine A.
This document represents the first of five components of a project conducted to design a comprehensive information system (termed SYSTEM) for identifying, selecting, and disseminating relevant military curriculum materials to civilian vocational and technical education programs. This particular report identifies, reviews, and analyzes existing information and retrieval systems with the idea that aspects of several of the existing systems could be incorporated into the proposed SYSTEM. The first section presents brief descriptions of 13 information systems, covering funding sources, scope of information coverage, information input sources, products and services, and user groups for each system. The second section consists of nine tables designed to facilitate compilation, review, and comparison of the different information systems. Each table gives the name of the system and the following information: Geographic acquisition and distribution coverage and type of information acquired, primary users, media classification, information acquisition, information selection, information processing, information storage, products and services, and management structure. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations appear in the third section. A summary states that a new information system need not be developed but rather a centralized system which would pull together activities, people, facilities, and products and services from existing information systems and which would add its own products and services when necessary. A bibliography is included. (LMS)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Information Systems, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Military Training, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Systems Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 011 178 and CE 011 586-590 ; Tables may reproduce poorly because of small type