ERIC Number: ED230184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Data-Exchange Networks Through Data Management & Telecommunications.
Evans, Evan C., III
This paper describes several pilot systems of data management using telecommunications links, which have been tested by the Navy during an 8-year period in which emphasis has been on the development of relational database management systems, exchange protocols, and man-machine interface. An introduction discusses the background of the project, which began as an attempt to computerize natural resource and environmental survey data for Navy-controlled United States land. The three prototype management systems described were developed because of the multidisciplinary character of the data and the diversity of the data uses. The fundamental problems of taxonomy, habitual procedures, and reliability are addressed. Emphasis is on the natural scientist as a computerized-system user, the user interface, and data exchange applications. An expanded database management system currently under development is also briefly described. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Ocean Systems Center, Kaneohe Bay, HI.