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ERIC Number: ED401901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-1
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
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Sailor: Maryland's Online Public Information Network. Sailor Network Assessment Final Report Compendium.
Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.
This compendium is a companion document to the Maryland Sailor Online Public Information Network assessment final report, and contains detailed study findings, study data collection activity write-ups, detailed methodologies, data collection tools, and consultant notes on the uses of the study's data collection instruments. The purpose of the assessment of Maryland's statewide computer network was to: (1) evaluate the value of the Sailor network to such target communities as the public library, K-12, business, minority, and state and local government communities; (2) recommend refinements and modifications to the Sailor network to meet the needs of the target communities; (3) measure the nature and extent of target community use of the Sailor network; and (4) create measurement devices that the Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) can use in the future to assess the Sailor network. Data collection activities included: case studies of the five Maryland library systems, including focus groups and interviews with site personnel; mail and quick response surveys; focus groups and interviews with key Sailor entities; preliminary study result presentations; Sailor network traffic data collection; Sailor Web page assessment in comparison to five other statewide state library-run network Web pages; content analysis of case site, DLDS, and Sailor Operations Sailor-related planning, training, and manual documentation; and pre-testing data collection instruments, continual consultation with, and presentations to the Sailor network assessment Advisory Committee, DLDS, and the Maryland Library Association. Appendices include a cover letter and survey of school library media specialist internet use. (Author/SWC)
Division of Library and Development Services, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland