Accession Number : AD0724820

Title :   Development of a National Information System for Physics,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INST OF PHYSICS NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Carroll,Kenneth D.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A national information system for physics is being developed. It pivots on the design of a new classification system to be used in conjunction with free-language index terms. Author classification, indexing and abstracting are to be under the scrutiny of referees and editors. AIP journals are to be produced by computer-aided photocomposition. This tape has as a by-product the computer input about AIP-generated physics literature. Another by-product is input to 'Physics Abstracts'; and in exchange, computer-readable information on non-AIP journals is to be obtained from 'Physics Abstracts'. The computer store contains bibliographic information, classification, index terms, citations and possibly abstracts. From this store, published indexes and bibliographies, copies of computer tapes, remote on-line access to the computer store, selective dissemination of information, and demand searches can be derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *PHYSICS), CLASSIFICATION, SUBJECT INDEXING, COMPUTERS, DISTRIBUTION, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE