ERIC Number: ED184768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Bibliography and Information Storage and Retrieval Project Report.
Chabran, Richard; Duran, D.
Sixteen Hispanics representing various academic, library, and related professional research fields met November 30 and December 1, 1978, to determine if sufficient need and interest existed to warrant the formation of a consortium to develop a comprehensive system for accessing Hispanic materials. Major issues addressed by the conference included: inconsistent terminology used to identify Hispanics; incomplete data bases; variable and often prohibitive costs of accessing data bases; identification and profile of relevant data bases; and hardware and software selection. The most significant consensus reached by participants concerned the need for an exploratory study for six months to pursue the consortium concept. Conferees agreed that the pilot study should be conducted to explore current methods used for handling different types of materials and to determine the full range of potential users. They agreed that both English and Spanish language materials should be included in a national data base and that access to materials should be made in a bilingual format. (SB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Chicano Research Network, Ann Arbor, MI.