STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION.
Interim technical rept.,
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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A study of a large-scale information retrieval system for technical information at the Aviation Supply E WAS MADE. In particular, the processing of Technical Data Requests TDR by the Technical Division TE was examined, and both an overview of the present situation and recommendations for improvement of the system are given. Generally, the process can be divided in to two phases 1 the study of equipment fold ers, handbooks, and other library material in the technicians own building, and 2 the study of blueprints and specifications in the Naval Air Technical Services Facility repository NATSF. The recommendations for the first phase are twofold 1 to standardize and reform TDR infor mation to the technician and 2 to eliminate the non-standardiized, hard-copy storage of equipment case-histories and associated information through the purchase of a semi-automatic microfilm re trieval system, and the prerequisite reorganiza tion of the process. Author