The Status of Defence Information Programs in Greece,
HELLENIC NATIONAL DEFENCE GENERAL STAFF ATHENS (GREECE) COMMUNICATION AND INF ORMATICS DIRECTORATE
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This paper describes the present situation, problems, needs and benefits of a Documentation and Information Centre for the Hellenic National Defence HNDDIC. It also describes the efforts by the Hellenic Airforce for the creation of a pilot information program which was developed to satisfy its own needs. The paper presents problems encountered in the realization of this effort which are caused by the variety of objectives, the multitude of user groups, the wide spectrum of information topics and the relatively limited number of users. The problem of the language barrier is also mentioned in relation to the implementation of modern information systems. Results of a study for the HNDDIC are described. The importance of a coordinated and efficiently managed effort for the development, organisation and operation of such a centre is stressed.
- Information Science