ERIC Number: ED167103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Design Feature Alternatives and Discussion of Their Feasibility for a National Education Practice File. Products 1.4. and 1.5. [Volume II].
Benson, Gregory, Jr.
This discussion of the alternative design features being considered for the National Education Practice File presents three design configurations for each feature, demonstrating how they differ and suggesting which is the most likely candidate for the pilot test based on utility benefits, technical feasibility, adherence to Federal Information Policy, and cost-efficiency. The initial portion of the report discusses each discrete file feature and delineates the implications of its selection rather than other file feature alternatives; these features are file content, acquisitions, selection, source availability, processing, file maintenance, vocabulary development and maintenance, search and retrieval, user products, and user services. The second part, drawing on Part I, presents the three alternate design configurations and provides a small number of scenarios deemed valuable by the project staff and the Project Advisory Group for reviewing the pilot test phase. Appendices include a list of the Project Advisory Group, excerpts from the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System, and recommended pilot test guidelines. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bibliographic Retrieval Services, Inc., Scotia, NY.