ERIC Number: ED049764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Results of a Feasibility Study for a National Materials Data Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The objectives of this study were to submit all the information necessary for making a decision on the establishment of a comprehensive materials data bank for West Germany. The problems investigated were: determination of the present state of the art, examination of a number of systems and other resources existing in the subject, site visits to similar centers in the U.S., determination of needs and requirements, evaluation of storage and retrieval requirements, development of an overall concept for the data bank, a cost analysis, and development of initiation and implementation plans. The study showed a demand for information on material and their properties that the basic requirements for a data bank can be satisfied. The advantages of the data bank are better and easier selection of material, better and a more complete survey of the materials supply, and better fundamentals for obtaining information on trends of development, for research and development planning and for standardization in the field of materials. (AB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Battelle-Institut e.V., Frankfurt (West Germany).
Identifiers: West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Second International Codata Conference on Generation, Collection, Evaluation and Dissemination of Numerical Data for Science and Technology, St. Andrews, Scotland, 7th to 11th September, 1970