ERIC Number: ED254204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Public Broadcasting: Who, What, Where.
Yousuf, M. Osman
This handbook offers guidance to public broadcasting managers on computer acquisition and development activities. Based on a 1981 survey of planned and current computer uses conducted by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Information Clearinghouse, computer systems in public radio and television broadcasting stations are listed by station code and computer manufacturer, and uses are sorted by the following applications areas: auction management, membership management, mailing list/labels, volunteer management, budget/cost accounting, general accounting, payroll, word processing, air switching, facilities scheduling, inventory control, manpower scheduling, ascertainment research, audience research, program/record library, and program schedule/logs. Other lists include stations using a second computer, computer vendors in public broadcasting sorted by station applications, systems/software marketed by stations, and computer user contacts sorted by station code and last name. The following articles are reprinted from the clearinghouse newsletter: "A Systems Development Method for Public Broadcasting Stations" (Thomas D. Ster and James F. Drayer); "M.I.S. Planning--Some Tips for Public Broadcasting Stations" (M. Osman Yousuf); "A Computerized Program Scheduling and Switching System" (Dennis Schweikardt); and "Radio + Records = Computer" (Gary L. Grigsby). A glossary and station computer utilization survey are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.