ERIC Number: ED036300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Plan for Implementing and Information System for Marine Sciences.
Caless, Thomas W.
The volume of international marine sciences literature, estimated at 25,000 citations for 1968, is increasing at the rate of up to 20% per year. In view of the limited availability to users of the present and future backlog of information, there is an immediate need to systematically organize and process this material through sophisticated computer equipment for secondary publication. The key to the success of any information system is its ability to perform exhaustive searches on the magnetic file. Therefore, special emphasis is placed on the preparation of the input data. A review of the procedures and staff necessary for the acquisition, classification, keyboarding, proofing and computer processing of input data is given. Provisions are also made for on-going research to this effort. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, Marine Biology, Planning, Systems Development, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 678 837; MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Biological Sciences Communication Project.
Note: Paper from Proceedings, International Marine Information Symposium, 1968, Session on "Marine Sciences Literature and Data Processing Techniques," sponsored by the Marine Technology Society, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 1968