An Initial Study of Current and Projected Publishing Technology Pertinent to the Navy Technical Manual System (NTMS).
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The U.S. Navy has begun a program to develop an integrated, automated system to prepare, produce, distribute, and update Navy Technical Manuals TMs. This program, called the Navy Technical Manual System NTMS, will probably require at least three years to bring to the initial operating phase. It is therefore important to consider technology trends when committing to the design of the system. For this contract, SRI interviewed 30 companies and five newspaper corporations that are users andor suppliers of automation technology in the printing and publishing fields. Each source contacted was questioned about experience with the use of the equipment, intended plans for use of new or additional equipment, andor plans to introduce new products into the marketplace in the next two to three years. This report contains the results of the interviews together with an analysis of the information obtained from the interviews. The analysis is directed toward the particular problems that will face the NTMS when it is in operation.
- Information Science
- Printing and Graphic Arts