MECHANIZATION SURVEY OF THE ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES TECHNICAL LIBRARY, FORT DETRICK, MARYLAND
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BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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The Technical Information Division of the U. S. Army Biological Laboratories has three mechanized programs Selective Dissemination of Information SDI, Serials Processing System, and Retrospective Search File. The SDI Program uses magnetic tapes from the National Library of Medicine to generate monthly lists of journals and monographs that match the interest profiles of participating scientists. The Serials Processing System provides a list of the journal holdings for periodical control. The Retrospective Search File of about 8,000 document records is used for bibliographic searches, for inventory control, and to produce book catalogs and accession lists. Input to this file is confined to Fort Detrick and contractor reports. All three program systems are run on the UNIVAC SS-II computer. A new unit record, comparable to DDCs record, is planned for the Retrospective Search File. The SDI Program is expected to grow to about 350 participants, and information from Biological Abstracts and similar publications will be added to the input citation files.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware