ERIC Number: ED046405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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The Operation of a Specialized Scientific Information and Data Analysis Center With Computer Base and Associated Communications Network.
Cottrell, William B.; And Others
The Nuclear Safety Information Center (NSIC) is a highly sophisticated scientific information center operated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Its information file, which consists of both data and bibliographic information, is computer stored and numerous programs have been developed to facilitate the use of this information. The Center maintains part of a small communications network which now includes 13 remote terminals (6 in NSIC offices) through which most information is added to the computer and much is routinely retrieved. The supporting programming permits extensive manipulation of the computer stored information as well as interactive telecommunications from all of the remote terminals. The report gives recommendations for the development of an information system for the Coast Guard which include an interim system for immediate use prior to the development of the ultimate system. The former would include installation of a teletype unit at NSIC to connect to an existing Coast Guard system through which unit, and a manual link, information could be retrieved from a computer store developed at ORNL. The ultimate system would involve transfer of the computer store to the CDC to be installed at Coast Guard Headquarters and a network of remote consoles including one at NSIC for the maintenance of the store. (Author/AB)
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Sponsor: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.