ERIC Number: ED033729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
A Versatile, User-Oriented, Computerized Library System.
This paper deals with the problem of the referencing or storing methods in information systems which must be designed to allow for rapid retrieval of the key data leading to the desired information or the recovery of the information directly. Considered as a secondary, but frequently desirable, feature for the system is the ability to determine quickly the kinds of information available as well as the quantity of items of each kind. The computer-aided system which has been devised and described here appears to be able to satisfy the referencing and storing needs for an organization of roughly 5 to 50 specialists. The system relies on a 1401 computer and is only limited by the computer capabilities which are, in general, expandable in time. There are no restrictions as to the type of material which can be referenced. A set of subject indicators is provided which suffices to describe the areas of interest for the members of the small group of scientists; this set of indicators is flexible enough so that it may be revised to reflect the changes in terminology and language of the scientists in the normal course of their work. The use of the system is discussed in terms of 1) inserting information into the system, and 2) the retrieval methodology. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Scientists, Subject Index Terms, Systems Development
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-804 876; MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Missile Center, Point Mugu, CA.