ERIC Number: ED045094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Information Files and Information Retrieval Systems Within the University Environment.
An environment is described in which interdisciplinary scholars at a university are able to utilize for various purposes machine-readable bibliographic and other descriptive text files. The information files include abstracts of social science and computer and information science journal literature, descriptions of research activities in information retrieval, and propositional literature in political and behavioral science. Two general purpose information storage and retrieval systems, TRIAL and RIQS, operating in both batch and on-line modes on a CDC 6400, are used. Search requests are posed as strings of English language and may incorporate any of the Boolean operators. Output can consist of either full reports or printed indexes to the information files. An operational SDI system for social scientists is also described. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Computers, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Information Systems, Selective Dissemination of Information, Social Sciences, Universities
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-708 524, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Vogelback Computing Center.
Note: Prepared for the 1970 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Selective Dissemination of Information Systems Workshop, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1970