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ERIC Number: ED046429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 25
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A Concept of an Information System for the Geosciences.
American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.
The American Geological Institute's Committee on Geoscience Information prepared this report as the terminal point to the first phase of its long-term goal, to develop a system for facilitating information transfer in the geosciences. The Concept report was presented by Dr. William Hambleton, chairman of the AGI Committee on Geoscience Information, at the Geological Society of America meeting in Milwaukee on November 11, 1970. On November 14th this report was submitted to the Institute's House of Society Representatives which unanimously adopted a resolution accepting and endorsing the principles and recommendations of the Concept. The Concept is a philosophical statement of the Committee's concern with information transfer in the geosciences; as such, it does not contain a discussion of specific operations or assignments of responsibility for implementation in any area. However, it should serve as a basis for more detailed planning and for development of a comprehensive geoscience information system. An appendix provides an overview of the history, activities, and future plans of the Institute's Committee on Geoscience Information. A brief description of the Geological Reference file (GEO.REF) system is also included. (Author/SG)
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Authoring Institution: American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.