Accession Number:

ADA097084

Title:

Defence SDI - A Useful Current Awareness System (Dissemination Selective de L'Information sur la Defense: Un Systeme Pratique D'Information Permanente).

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OTTAWA (ONTARIO) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Directorate of Scientific Information Services DSIS is the Department of National Defence agency which acquires, stores, retrieves and distributes defence-related scientific and technological information, especially reports which are classified or limited in distribution. In addition to the physical sciences and engineering, the subject coverage includes social and behavioral sciences and economics relating to military personnel and responsibilities. The SDI Selective Dissemination of Information service is the most popular and heavily used service of DSIS. For a general overview of DSIS services please see Ross, 1978. The SDI program is a computerized method of informing users of documents recently published or made available in their area of interest. It can be provided to all members of the defence community including DND contractors, and is provided free of charge to those authorized to use it. The DSIS SDI service is complementary to the National Research Councils CANSDI and is essential for users in the defense community wishing to keep abreast of military technological developments because it includes classified and limited material not announced by CANSDI. The primary goal of SDI is specificity in the dissemination of scientific, technical, management and social science data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE