ERIC Number: ED027904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
User Requirements, Personal Indexes, and Computer Support.
Wallace, Everett M.
This paper discusses the necessity for scientific and technical personnel to maintain personal files and the limitations of centralized information services in meeting the diverse and changing information access requirements of these personnel. A prototype service is described that uses a computer to aid individuals organize, maintain and find what is in their files by means of personalized, printed indexes. Through building a machine-readable record of user indexing practice, the service furnishes a means of identifying current user information requirements and for improved feedback of these requirements to centralized services. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Documentation, Indexes, Individual Needs, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Utilization, Man Machine Systems, Research Needs, Scientific Personnel
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 636 833, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Support of User Records and Files