Accession Number:

AD0680725

Title:

TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM HELD AT WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 1967, ON A TIME-SHARED AUTOMATIC DATA RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE NAVAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FIELD CHANGE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The advent of ADP-controlled production of technical publications has provided all kinds of benefits in the form of cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy. However, the chief problem encountered in such techniques historically has been the keypunch operation. It requires the use of vendors, with the concomitant problems of cost, transportation, and the conspicuous absence of highly touted accuracies. Also, the increasing usage of Government computer facilities has begun to present problems when a publication with a frequent revision cycle is involved. Taking stock of the foregoing problems, this Section sought some way to solve them. A new data retrieval system has been adopted to provide a fast-response capability by means of an on-line, time- shared computer in which data are accessed by an operator terminal located right in the Section office. The flow of input and output data associated with the field change program has become manageable and adapted to a streamlined operation through use of the new system.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE