MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER, REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA
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BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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The Redstone Scientific Information Center RSIC is engaged in a major effort to mechanize its Library operations using IBM 7010, 1460, and 1401 computers. The total integrated effort is known as ALPHA Automated Literature Processing, Handling and Analysis System, which is a serial system operating on a batched transaction basis. The system is in first-generation stage of development. At present, the mechanized routines for the acquisition and circulation of books, periodical control, and the Patron File are fully operational. RSIC also receives NASA tapes and utilizes them in literature searches. In addition, NASA headquarters is sponsoring an information automation project in which RSIC is participating. This is a prototype test of the current selective dissemination of information based on IBMs SDI programs. Several programs are being planned or developed for mechanization in addition to the above.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations