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ERIC Number: ED087447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 3
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Remotely Accessible Management System (RAMS).
Wood, Rex
Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District for Administration, operates a Remotely Accessible Management System (RAMS). RAMS is composed of over 100 computer programs, each of which performs procedures on the files of the 28 local school districts comprising the constituency of Oakland Schools. This regional service agency covers 900 square miles in the area north of Detroit, Michigan and encompasses schools with a total of 250,000 students. The central facility includes an IBM 360 Model 50 with 1.4 million bytes of memory, 24 spindles of 2314 type disk storage, a card reader/punch, a line printer, tape drives and other peripherals. Current files are conceptualized around the sub-systems of finance, staff, and students; work is progressing on an instructional file. Each district maintains its own discrete files and multi-programing is used to serve the 28 clients. Nineteen computer personnel operate the central facility; in addition, the agency's various educational consultants who work with the 28 districts are responsible for helping those schools to use the available technology. (PB)
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan