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ERIC Number: ED019976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 1
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SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION--REVIEW OF SELECTED SYSTEMS AND A DESIGN FOR ARMY TECHNICAL LIBRARIES. FINAL REPORT. ARMY TECHNICAL LIBRARY IMPROVEMENT STUDIES (ATLIS), REPORT NO. 8.
BIVONA, WILLIAM A.
THIS REPORT PRESENTS AN ANALYSIS OF OVER EIGHTEEN SMALL, INTERMEDIATE, AND LARGE SCALE SYSTEMS FOR THE SELECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION (SDI). SYSTEMS ARE COMPARED AND ANALYZED WITH RESPECT TO DESIGN CRITERIA AND THE FOLLOWING NINE SYSTEM PARAMETERS--(1) INFORMATION INPUT, (2) METHODS OF INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING, (3) USER INTEREST PROFILE CONSTRUCTION, (4) USER GROUP PROFILE/DOCUMENT MATCH STRATEGY, (5) PROFILE MAINTENANCE AND UPDATING, (6) PRODUCTS DISSEMINATED, (7) OPERATING STATISTICS ACCUMULATED, (8) DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT UTILIZED, AND (9) RESULTS REPORTED. FROM THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS, CRITERIA ARE DRAWN FOR THE DESIGN OF AN SDI SYSTEM THAT IS GENERALLY APPLICABLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF ARMY TECHNICAL LIBRARIES. THE DESIGN CRITERIA ARE USED AS A BASIS FOR DESIGNING AN SDI SYSTEM WHICH HAS THE FOLLOWING DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS--(1) BROAD APPLICABILITY, (2) ACCEPTANCE OF INFORMATION IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMATS, (3) ABILITY TO YIELD HIGH RELEVANCY FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS, AND (4) HIGH RECALL FOR GENERAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS. THIS SYSTEM REQUIRES A MINIMUM AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING CONFIGURATION AND OPERATING PERSONNEL. OPERATING COSTS ARE MINIMIZED BY UTILIZING STANDARD GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR REPRODUCING MULTIPLE COPIES OF SDI NOTICES. THE USER PROFILE/DOCUMENT MATCH STRATEGY INCORPORATES BOTH BOOLEAN AND WEIGHTED SELECTION CRITERIA. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDICES TO THE REPORT ARE (1) SYSTEM SUMMARIES OF THE EIGHTEEN SYSTEMS STUDIES, (2) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES TO THESE SYSTEMS, AND (3) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 89 ITEMS PERTINENT TO THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARMY SDI SYSTEM. A PILOT TEST OF THE DESIGNED SYSTEM AT THE U.S. ARMY NATICK LABORATORIES IS REPORTED IN LI 000 273 (AD 654 997) AND LI 000 346 (AD 654 996). THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS AD 636 916 FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA 22151, $3.00 FOR HARD COPY, $0.65 FOR MICROFICHE, 122 PAGES. (AUTHOR/CM)
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Authoring Institution: Information Dynamics Corp., Reading, MA.
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