ERIC Number: ED478093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Leveraging Knowledge: Impact on Low Cost Planetary Mission Design.
This paper discusses innovations developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) librarians to reduce the information query cycle time for teams planning low-cost, planetary missions. The first section provides background on JPL and its library. The second section addresses the virtual information environment, including issues of access, content, and online requests. The third section discusses knowledge management projects, including: the Information Providers Directory; JPL Know Who, a directory of skills and knowledge at JPL; JPL Taxonomy for the Portal (i.e., a replacement for the JPL Intranet Web site); JPL Stories series, a monthly story-telling event; several small projects to capture and communicate tacit knowledge; metadata standards; a catalog of JPL authors and publications; and the Document Information Management System. The fourth section describes the relationship between the JPL Technical Library and the Flight Systems Engineering Section, including a survey to identify the information needs of systems engineers, organizing the collection in the Flight Systems Section electronic library, and implementation of the library. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Corporate Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Engineering, Engineers, Information Management, Information Services, Library Development, Scientific and Technical Information, Space Exploration, Special Libraries, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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