Accession Number : AD0759300

Title :   Annual Historical Summary, Defense Documentation Center, 1 July 1971 Through 30 June 1972,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE DOCUMENTATION CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Waterman,Charles E.

Report Date : 20 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The document highlights significant activities of the Defense Documentation Center during FY 1972 in its role of providing scientific, technical, and management information transfer from the information sources to the user communities. A brief history and a discussion of plans for future developments afford a perspective for FY 1972. The DDC mission is shown to include three basic programs: (1) providing Department of Defense research, development, test, and evaluation reports and bibliographic services to the established user community; (2) operating continuously updated DoD management information data banks on programmed and current research and development efforts; and (3) developing improved information storage and retrieval systems. Major activities discussed are: the technical report collection, scientific and technical bibliographies, special documentation products and services, management information system scope, size, and dynamics; DDC development plans and programs, customer services, relations with other government organizations, and resources management. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, *REVIEWS), HISTORY, DATA PROCESSING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MILITARY RESEARCH, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE