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Watson, Peter G. – 1970
Information services provided by the reference librarians at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) are outlined as an introduction to this document on projected services to the public by the Center for Information Services (CIS). The report discusses the types of data base which may be searched (bibliographic reference tapes, full…
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Data Processing, Databases
Watson, Peter G. – 1971
The aim was to design a seminar which would allow time for each individual to grow into the subject, to reflect, to participate in discussions, to come back to points as appropriate -- the antithesis of a 'crash course'. The intention was to give all participants a representative introduction to the whole range of what is now available, and to…
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Data Processing, Information Centers, Information Services
Watson, Peter G. – 1969
The acquisition functions of selection, ordering, receiving, blanket orders, serials, gifts, exchange, and microforms and the technical processing of each at the University of California at Los Angeles libraries are discussed. The requirements for converting these manual acquisition functions to a magnetic tape data base for the Center for…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Programs, Data Processing, Library Acquisition
Watson, Peter G. – 1970
The essay describes the origin and functioning of the largest scientific library in Europe, the National Lending Library for Science and Technology in Britain, (NLL). This Library lends almost entirely by mail, at a rate approaching one million items per year. After outlining the origins of the NLL in government circles shortly after World War II,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Circulation, Library Services, National Libraries
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Sapp, Gregg; Watson, Peter G. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1989
Reviews the trends in scholarly publishing that are forcing many academic libraries to cancel subscriptions to high priced or seldom used titles. A strategy of librarian-faculty communications in which faculty awareness and support were enlisted during a periodicals cancellation effort at Idaho State University is described. (31 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Watson, Peter G.; Boone, Rebecca A. – College and Research Libraries, 1989
Presents the results of a test of an information support service for academic administrators by librarians, together with the model and rationale for such service. The demand for such a service, administrator reactions, and its cost effectiveness are discussed, as well as issues in library service, techniques, and philosophy that were identified…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrators, Educational Administration, Higher Education
Watson, Peter G.; de Boer, Aeint – 1971
Early design activities at the Institute of Library Research (ILR) are described in this part of the center for Information Services (CIS) project. Both library aspects and computer aspects of information services from data bases are covered. The appendices present various "read routines" and an inventory of programs written or utilized…
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computer Science, Design, Information Centers