MOVE THE INFORMATION, A KIND OF MISSIONARY SPIRIT
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHARLINGTON VA DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
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The paper records a plans and activities in the development and implementation of information systems in a variety of library and information center environments and b plans and programs for the education and training of people for the information, computer, and library sciences. The section on systems considers, in turn, the academic library, the public library, the industry-oriented library, and management applications. The discussion of accomplishments for these environments highlights not only mechanization of operations, but also user needs and how they are being met. The discussion includes, for example, summary analyses of Defense Documentation Center operations, Californias Department of Motor Vehicles automated system, and several surveys of user habits and practices in acquiring information and information services. Curriculum development in the computer sciences is considered with respect to a factors arising from its multidisciplinary character and its vocation-type aspects, and b its potential impact, via computer-assisted instruction, on teaching methods and fundamental questions concerning education per se. Steps toward curriculum reform in the library sciences are reviewed. A bibliography is included that lists references primarily to the 1966-1967 literature on mechanization of library operations, education for librarianship, systems implementations, and work in programmed instruction and computer-assisted instruction.
- Information Science
- Humanities and History