ERIC Number: ED039006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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A Network for Physics Information.
Koch, H. William; Herschman, Arthur
The American Institute of Physics is working toward the development of a national information system for physics, whose objective is the organization of the flow of physics information from the producers to the users. The complete physics information system has several constituent subsystems, among which are: one for the management of the flow of primary information (documents), one for the generation of secondary information (abstracts, titles, indexes, etc.) and one for the improvement of the flow of tertiary information. This last is the result of the scholarly effort of evaluation and compaction of the primary information which becomes part of the storehouse of "Science Knowledge." The physics system is discipline-based in order to insure proximity to the producer; it will also couple with other discipline-based systems, with mission-based systems, and with disseminator institutions to fulfill the needs of its various potential users. This network of coupled information systems, institutions, and individuals, with its formal and informal links, when it is focused on physics producers and users, is the Network for Physics Information. This report outlines the anticipated characteristics and operations of the network and of various component systems. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Information Div.