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ERIC Number: ED146340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation into the Computerized Data Bases of the Employment & Training Administration. Report on Second-Year Activities 1975-1976.
Postle, Walter; Heckman, Bradford
This report reviews activities of a research project which developed tools for bridging the gap between computerized data bases (of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration) and data users who have no technical backgrounds. The development of RMIS (Regional Management Information System) is documented and serves to enable executives and staff officers as well as analysts to maximize the usefulness of information available through computers. A number of means (tools) are described to explain how several data systems are made available to users and how users may interact with those systems on human terms. (Working directly with the computer, users may retrieve information after browsing through viewing lists, analyze data by requesting charts or maps, and prepare reports by summarizing lists of relevant data. Additional tools facilitate the integration of data from different computer data bases.) Recommendations are presented that continued effort be expended to further develop computer-based tools which permit rapid and timely access and analysis of data. A 134-page appendix includes technical documentation of the computer tools, guide for their use, and sample reports via the interactive tools. (NR)
Descriptors: Computer Storage Devices, Data Analysis, Data Processing, Databases, Guides, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems
National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Printed copy $6.72; Microfiche $3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
Identifiers - Location: United States