ERIC Number: ED028785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: N/A
Information System Development: Phase I, Management Planning.
Woods, Bill M.
Objectives of this study of the operations of Engineering Index were to: (1) determine the need for a planning capability, (2) blueprint a mechanism to accomplish planning, and (3) recommend priorities requiring planning attention. Topics considered in the study are planning, the role of the board of directors and trustees, organizational structure, personnel, space, editorial management, time lag, production, marketing, and products. Recommendations for improved operations at Engineering Index include: (1) establishment of a Planning Advisory Committee; (2) creation of a full time position of Manager, Planning and Research Division; (3) preparation of a grant proposal for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF) which should include support for the ongoing input into the computerized data base for plastics and electrical-electronics engineering, publication of the plastics monthly bulletin, further development of the User Participation Program, experimental work with the Mohawk Data Recorder, and writing of conversion programs for the IBM 360 computer; and (4) preparation of another grant proposal to NSF to cover a marketing study; evaluation of the pilot project; research into language, categorization and indexing problems; and the development of programs for effective file partitioning, computer representation and console display of the indexing and categorization structure, and Selective Dissemination of Information. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Automation, Computers, Indexing, Information Needs, Information Processing, Information Services, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Research, Personnel, Planning, Publications, Systems Development
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PA 178 753, MF-$.065; HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Engineering Index, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Engineering Index