ERIC Number: ED338255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Kellogg Library and Archive Retrieval System (KLARS) Document Capture Manual. Draft Version.
This manual is designed to supply background information for Kellogg Library and Archive Retrieval System (KLARS) processors and others who might work with the system, outline detailed policies and procedures for processors who prepare and enter data into the adult education database on KLARS, and inform general readers about the system. KLARS is described as a computerized information system that digitizes and stores electronic facsimiles of paper documents on optical Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) disks and, through the use of optical character recognition (OCR) technology, allows researchers to retrieve image and text data through full-text searching. Designed for archival research, KLARS handles both facsimile images of document pages and machine-readable text, giving researchers multiple ways of accessing documents. The manual is divided into five sections: (1) An Overview of KLARS; (2) KLARS Hardware and Software; (3) Collection Processing (e.g., archival processing overview, cataloging and creating Research Library Information Network records); (4) Preparing Data For and Entering Data Into the KLARS Database (e.g., collection records, set records, person vita, organization vita, object vita); and (5) Managing Document Capture Work, Directories, and Lists (e.g., updating KLARS files, maintaining quality work on KLARS, backing up data). Authority lists, a data dictionary, an abridged description of the adult and continuing education research collection, and the document capture glossary are appended. The project, which was funded from 1986 to 1991, has ended and the original version of KLARS is no longer operational. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Kellogg Project.