ERIC Number: ED029668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Ongoing Federal Chemical Information and Data Systems.
Thompson (John I.) and Co., Washington, DC.
The purpose of the survey was to collect data relating to (1) present usage of chemical information and data in the Federal community; (2) techniques and equipment now used in the acquisition, processing, and transmission of information and data; and (3) direction of plans for future chemical information services at ongoing systems. The scope of the survey was limited to Federal information and data systems that were in operation and were directed to a significant degree toward chemical information and data. Conclusions of the survey include: (1) The systems surveyed could provide laboratories where techniques for a national chemical program could be tested. (2) A national program could find federal, industrial, and university support. (3) Federal government leadership is necessary to form a national system. (4) Computer mechanization of chemical information handling is accelerating. (5) Exchange of computer programs and techniques between systems was not noted. (6) Over half the system s surveyed use information sources other than the literature. (7) Chemical data, as opposed to bibliographic data, is processed by a majority of the systems. (8) Nomenclature and notation systems vary widely. (9) Systems indicate little interest in developing their ability to search chemical information in depth. (10) Personnel of most of the systems surveyed are satisfied with the current status or short-range plans. (Author/CC)
Descriptors: Automation, Chemistry, Federal Government, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Services, Information Systems, Surveys, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 177 092, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Thompson (John I.) and Co., Washington, DC.