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Dissertation Information for Murilo Bastos da Cunha

NAME:
- Murilo Bastos da Cunha

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) (1982)

ADVISORS:
- Victor Rosenberg

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- David C. Blair
- Raymond E. Durrance
- David Hessler

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: EFFECTS OF DATA BASES ON BRAZILIAN LIBRARIES

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the effects on Brazilian libraries caused by the use of several data bases. These data bases are available to Brazilian libraries through four information systems (Biblioteca Nacional de Agricultura, Biblioteca Regional de Medicina, Centro de Informacoes Nucleares and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisas Agropecuarias). The effects studied were the demand for translations of foreign literature and the increased demand for document delivery. Other aspects examined were: number of users of data base services, problems in the implementation of data base services, foreign influence in the transfer of this information technology, survey of data bases used, marketing of data base services, and the state-of-the-art of information technology in Brazil currently (1981) and in the future (1986).

Two hypotheses were tested. The first was that increased use of data bases services would increase library cooperation. The second hypothesis was that Brazilian libraries have more confidence in obtaining a needed document from foreign libraries than Brazilian libraries. The analysis of the data resulted in the acceptance of the first hypothesis and the rejection of the second.

The data gathered from questionnaires answered by representatives of libraries linked to the four information systems in four Brazilian states. Of 120 libraries randomly selected, 94 responded with usable returns (78.4% of response rate). Supplementary data were collected from interviews conducted with officials of the four information systems and with information specialists.

MPACT Scores for Murilo Bastos da Cunha

A = 0
C = 0
A+C = 0
T = 0
G = 0
W = 0
TD = 0
TA = 0
calculated 2008-01-31 06:29:34

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ADVISEES:
- None

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- None