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ERIC Number: ED185968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Problems in Bibliographic Access to Non-Print Materials. Project Media Base: Final Report.
Brong, Gerald; And Others
Project Media Base reports its conclusions and recommendations for the establishment of bibliographic control of audiovisual resources as a part of an overall objective to plan, develop, and implement a nationwide network of library and information services. The purpose of this project was to test the hypothesis that the essential elements of a national bibliographic system for audiovisual informational resources currently exist, and that therefore there is no apparent impediment to a national system. On the assumption that the hypothesis was correct, the project also sought to define functional specifications for such an integrated system of audiovisual resources. The findings stipulate differences between nonprint and print media and their relative reduction to control; present the state of efforts to achieve standards; note the need for mutual cooperation and coordination of audiovisual resources; describe current barriers to a national network; and indicate the existence of essential network elements. Recommendations include the establishment of international liaison, promotion of established cataloging standards, further development of networking study proposals, the expansion of computerized control of audiovisual resources, the utilization of shared cataloging and vendor supplied descriptions, and the dissemination of information concerning current networking activities, their coverage, services, and use. (RAA)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Cataloging, Classification, Information Centers, Information Systems, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Materials, Library Networks, National Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 052-003-00714-2)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Appendices C, D and E removed prior to filming due to poor legibility.