The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published a request for public comment on a recent report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommending an overhaul of how health information is exchanged.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making its metadata searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This leap into the metatagging realm will enable EDS subscribers to search for federal records from the GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. This includes the Congressional Serial Set Catalog, GPO Access Publications, and Internet Publications.
In previous columns, we have discussed many of the basics of preparing the data for a computerized file. We have stressed being sure that the editorial policy and individual rules are set consistently so that the data may be easily retrieved once it is entered into that big black box called the computer. The next and very important step is computerization of the data, or converting already-computerized data to match the specifications of the hardware and software system you are going to run your file on--an exciting but exacting task. The data can be made to match your machine by using photocomposition tapes, MARC tapes, floppies, hard disks, paper, forms, catalog cards, brochures, and any number of other information sources.
by Marjorie M.K. Hlava
Note: This white paper was first published as part of Information Today’s Private Files Series, Volume 1, Issue 7.
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