ERIC Number: ED154779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Providing Computer-Based Information Services to an Academic Community. Final Technical Report.
The Mechanized Information Center (MIC) at the Ohio State University conducts retrospective and current awareness searches for faculty, students, and staff using data bases for agriculture, chemistry, education, psychology, and social sciences, as well as a multidisciplinary data base. The final report includes (1) a description of the background and history of MIC; (2) characteristics and operating procedures of the batch off-line system, with a brief description of the system's five main programs; (3) a description of each MIC's machine-readable bibliographic data bases, accompanied by statistics on the number of citations in each data base; (4) an analysis of users of MIC services by type of data base; (5) a description of the MIC search system, including retrieval modes, term weighting, truncation, and system requirements and constraints; (6) operations information; (7) advertising and public relations strategies employed to encourage use of MIC services by the OSU community; and (8) conclusions and observations after four years of operation. The report is supported by tables, graphs, and figures and supplemented by three appendices pertaining to fourth year activities, users of MIC current awareness services by academic department, and a description of computer programs and procedures. The MIC is currently operating with support from the OSU community now that the grant period has ended. (JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mechanized Information Center.
Note: Appendix B (pp.119-125) may not reproduce due to small print size; For related document, see ED 135 328