Accession Number:

ADA179411

Title:

Local Automation Model: Program Specification -- User Access for Cataloging and Retrieval,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The Local Automation Model LAM project will demonstrate the integration of a local collection management system with access to remote bibliographic data bases. Through an intelligent gateway processor, users of the system will be able to access a local catalog and the Defense Technical Information Center DTIC Technical Reports data base simultaneously. The system will consist of a commercial software package for local collection management integrated with a subset of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technology Information System an intelligent gateway. The intelligent gateway permits sharing of bibliographic resources between the network of technical libraries and information centers within the Department of Defense and the DoD technical information clearinghouse -- DTIC. This program specification described the requirements and design details for integrating the operation of the two software components through development of a standard command language and user interface. Thus, with one set of commands and procedures, a user will be able to simultaneously search heterogeneous data bases, merge and postprocess search results, and share citations to new holdings with other members of the network. This will produce a significant reduction in the duplication of manual and intellectual effort associated with sharing geographically dispersed, heterogeneous bibliographic resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE