The Resources Required to Run an Information Service,
DOKUMENTATIONSZENTRUM DER BUNDESWEHR BONN (GERMANY F R)
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Conceptual, manpower, material and financial components are described and discussed as the resources of an ID service. The idealistic background provides the basis for the definition of the purpose and of the aimsobjectives of an ID service. The strategies applied for their realization result from these aimsobjectives and from the instruments available and make up the conception, which is reflected in the organizational structure and flow-oriented planning. These provide for the methodic allocation of manpower, material and financial means. The significance of these components is emphasized both when looked at individually and with respect to their interdependence. Apart from the financial aspect basic investments and operation another important component, that is the special role of infrastructure and the acceptance of an ID service as constituting a pre-requisite for its operation will also be examined. The interdisciplinary character of an ID system is reflected in the composition of manpower, the technology applied, the fields of knowledge dealt with and applied and the information need of the user.
- Information Science