Accession Number : ADA041595


Title :   Maximizing Efficiency and Effectiveness of Information Data Banks,


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Braunstein,Y M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a041595.pdf


Report Date : May 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : This paper examines several of the principles underlying the efficient and effective production, transfer, and use of information. The first sections examine the cost savings and benefits that accrue to users from increased cooperation among the participants in the information transfer process. This discussion covers both cooperation between producers, intermediaries, and users (vertical cooperation) and cooperation among the producers or among the intermediaries (horizontal cooperation). Next, the impact of networking on information services is discussed. Here the distinctions are made among computer networks, communications networks, and information networks. Each is analyzed in turn. The final sections deal with the effects of charges for information. Particular attention is paid to the transactions costs associated with any pricing and collection mechanism and to the economic impact of the use of copyright protection for information products and services. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , NATO , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , NETWORKS , PACKETS , COST ANALYSIS , EFFICIENCY , ABSTRACTS , FORMATS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , INDEXES , SUBJECT INDEXING , MINICOMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE