MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY, NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK, MARYLAND
BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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The Library at the Naval Ordance Laboratory NOL uses the IBM 7090 computer for information storage and retrieval of its technical reports collection. All technical reports are eventually entered on microfilm, with the present collection totaling about 150,000. However, only documents received from 1958 to the present are available for computer searches. Plans call for an annual listing by EAM techniques, of periodicals received at NOL. During fiscal 1966, punched card preparation will be completed. In addition, NOL and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins are considering the possibility of cooperatively producing an annual listing of periodicals available in technical libraries in the Washington-Maryland area. There is also a study being conducted at present to determine the feasibility of a printed book catalog. The computer program has provided more exhaustive searches and more detailed subject analysis of reports and has eliminated the time lag in processing subject information.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware