ERIC Number: ED043210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Applications for Micrographics in Large Scale Information Systems of the Future. Volume I: Part I. Summary. Part II. Five-Year Plan for DDC Micrographic Development Actions.
Information Dynamics Corp., Reading, MA.
A study intended to provide the Defense Documentation Center (DDC) with a five-year plan for the development of improved and new microfiche products, services, and production capabilities is summarized in this report. In addition, the major findings, conclusions, and recommendations developed during the study are noted. The results of the research and analysis of the objectives and goals of DDC operations are reviewed. Specific service concepts, beyond those present, which appear responsive to the needs of the Department of Defense's Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO) service are identified. A technique is developed and used to display the individual data and information items and process steps involved in providing these STINFO services. The applicability of using micrographic media is examined and alternative plans are synthesized for developing DDC capabilities that can exploit present and new service concepts through use of micrographics. The alternative plans presented are described in terms of specific DDC development actions that are required to achieve the desired capabilities. Finally, the impact of these alternative plans is analyzed and presented. A bibliography is appended. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Documentation, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Information Systems, Microforms, Operations Research, Scientific Research
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-700 013, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Defense Documentation Center, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Information Dynamics Corp., Reading, MA.