ERIC Number: ED252182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Database Software Selection for the Egyptian National STI Network.
The evaluation and selection of information/data management system software for the Egyptian National Scientific and Technical (STI) Network are described. An overview of the state-of-the-art of database technology elaborates on the differences between information retrieval and database management systems (DBMS). The desirable characteristics of such software for Egypt are identified in regard to national-standard features; end-user orientation; performance; security; modifiability; support; database definition, input and maintenance, and search and processing; search output and processing; and administration. Existing commercial DBMS systems are reviewed, an appropriate strategy for the STI network is suggested, and a description is provided of a recommended software package--the mini/micro version of BRS/SEARCH, a full-text information management program. Included are an eight-page reference list and appendices containing information on the status of IV+V Software, the software evaluation form, and results of telephone interviews with BRS/SEARCH users. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo (Egypt).; Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Egypt