An Analysis of Proposed Alternatives to the Defense Technical Information Center's Announcement Products and Services
DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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Currently, the Defense Technical Information Center DTIC offers it users information about new reports entered into the DTIC database through the Defense RDTE Online System DROLS, the Current Awareness Bibliography CAB service and the Technical Abstract Bulletin TAB. However, the decrease in the number of TAB subscribers, the decreasing usefulness of TAB and its unavailability to many DTIC users are matters of grave concern and force DTIC to look at possible replacements for TAB. In the future, when the vast majority of DTIC users have their own terminals, the need for paper-based announcement products may be eliminated. However, until that time, DTIC must continue to produce print products. Therefore, the authors recommend that the following actions be taken. 1 DTIC should discontinue the publication of TAB and 2 DTIC should publish an unclassified, limited, monthly, comprehensive acquisitions list with indexes. The citations in the list would not contain abstracts or subject terms. A subject index would not be offered.
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