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ERIC Number: ED155309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Micrographics in Records Management.
Robinson, Lucy Clough
A study was undertaken to determine the application of micrographics in records management in business and government for information storage and retrieval. (Among six secondary purposes of the study were determining kinds of systems available, comparing vendors' claims with users' experience with the systems, ascertaining users' opinions of the systems' effectiveness in records management, and delineating the implications for business education.) Two interview guides were used to collect data from nine top management executives in selected companies that market micrographics systems and from nine executives responsible for records management in selected companies and governmental agencies. Two checklists were used to determine the consistency of data collected during the interviews. Each of the vendors and users was visited by the investigator and interviewed. Checklists were mailed to each person interviewed. The data collected were written as case reports and not statistically analyzed. Generally, users found micrographics valuable in terms of space reduction, file integrity, and better personnel utilization. Eleven major findings are reported altogether, along with three implications and five recommendations for micrographics in business education. (The first half of the paper is a discussion of office management concepts and a description of micrographics.) (JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978) ; Charts are marginally legible due to type size