ERIC Number: ED047698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Technique for the Acquisition, Storage, and Retrieval of System Safety Information - With Attached Bibliography.
Mumma, George B.; Lebel, Thomas J.
A description is given of the RAIDS (Rapid Availability of Information and Data for Safety) method of information storage and retrieval. Acquired data are stored in the library in its original printed form. RAIDS provides three approaches to the identification and retrieval of data. The first approach is to organize the information into logical groups according to corporate authorship and then classify these groups alphabetically; further alphabetizing breaks the information into additional subclasses which are further reduced to item numbers. The second approach provides punched cards to retrieve the subject matter. The third approach provides indexing which identifies all the important ideas or concepts in the document and reduces them to concise, descriptive terms. These terms are coordinated in the index to present logical meaning to the searcher. Therefore, no matter how slight the searcher's recognition term may be, one of the RAIDS approaches will lead to the desired information. (Author)
Descriptors: Classification, Indexing, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Technical Processes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD 713 135, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aeronautical Systems Div., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Authoring Institution: Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, CO.