Manual of Documentation Practices Applicable to Defence-Aerospace Scientific and Technical Information. Volume 3. Section 7 - Information Retrieval. Section 8 - Dissemination Practices. Section 9 - Microform Systems and Reprography
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The purpose of this Manual is to describe in a series of separately- published Volumes the basic documentation practices which are involved in the initial setting up, and subsequent operation of an Information-Library Organisation to provide defence-aerospace scientific and technical information services. The manual is primarily intended for the main defence-aerospace information centres in the smaller nations, and the specialised defence establishments and defence contractors in the larger NATO countries. For those information centres which already have a well-developed system, the manual may prove helpful in the work of analyzing and evaluating existing system performance, or in revising an ineffective system. An important subsidiary objective is therefore to encourage the greater use of modern techniques of information processing. The manual endeavours to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of readers - the senior man concerned with setting up a new system, as well as junior staff who may be using the manual as a training aid. The various Sections aim to focus on the problems and techniques associated with processing unpublished reports and related information, rather than conventional book- journal libraries. Emphasis is on practical solutions and, where appropriate, useful operating suggestions. The manual has been planned by the AGARD Technical Information Panel and consists of four Volumes comprising twelve Sections in all, each prepared by a well-known expert in the field. The Publication Layout is given on the following page and publication of the final Volume including an Index to all four volumes is scheduled for 1981.
- Information Science