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ERIC Number: ED065167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 42
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Systems of Management of Manufacturers' Literature in the Building Industry.
Yardley, Tommy M.
Trade literature management aids currently evolving in the United States and Europe are discussed. The approaches to the problem are varied, but the common objective of literature control is evident. The U. S. seems to be firmly committed to the Uniform System, and, as a national system, it is ably suited to the needs of architects, contractors, and manufacturers. Its chief disadvantage is the lack of knowledge of the workings or even the existence of the system among the three groups it professes to serve. The main problem facing the European community is one of direction--systems used are as varied as the countries themselves. In the U. S., use of computers is invaluable for their speed in sifting, sorting, and updating processes. While in Europe, computers are being employed to find a common terminology for member nations of the International Council for Building Research, Studies, and Documentation (CIB). The work of the CIB is so far-reaching that the U. S. must become aware of its activities. U. S. participation, either as a CIB member or as an observer is desirable, and all CIB publications should be readily available to all. Microfilm systems available for the handling of building material literature are discussed. (Author/SJ)
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