Accession Number:

ADA136275

Title:

Functional and Database Architecture Design.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ALPHA OMEGA GROUP INC HARVARD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Much attention and considerable effort has been focused recently on the collection and storage of descriptions of an organizations data and information resources. Some organizations have been quite successful in this collection and storage effort. A different problem, which is more difficult to deal with, has been to provide an easy, effective mechanism for users to access this information once it is stored. This problem generally reduces to determining the existence of information. The Locator and Classifier for Universe Standardization LOCUSis a concept which seeks to provide a tool which will aid the user in determining the existence and location of the information about data i.e., metadata which is required to perform some task. It is important to emphasize here that LOCUS is a system which operates on metadata, not data itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE