ERIC Number: ED207527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Project Media Base (Draft).
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
A study was conducted to test the following hypothesis: There is ample evidence that all the essential elements for a national bibliographic system for audiovisual (AV) informational resources currently exist, and there is, therefore, no apparent reason why a national system cannot be developed, operated, and fully utilized to provide access to these resources. A study team addressed this problem through a combination of strategies: (1) an historical survey was undertaken; (2) an inventory was conducted of current operational systems that use automation to provide bibliographic control of, and access to, AV resources; (3) several types of information-seeking activities were undertaken to help define user needs that should be accommodated in any system of AV resource control; and (4) a list of functional specifications was identified, based on the data gathered from the latter two strategies. It was concluded that the essential elements of a national network system for control of, and access to, AV resources do currently exist, and the lack of agreement on common conventions is a major barrier to the development of such a network. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.