Accession Number : ADA133001

Title :   The Shared Bibliographic Input Network (SBIN)--A Summary of the Experiment,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Cotter,Gladys A

PDF Url : ADA133001

Report Date : May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) sponsors the Shared Bibliographic Input Network (SBIN) for on-line shared cataloging of technical reports among Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and their contractors. SBIN was initiated in 1977 as an experiment and was evaluated in 1981 and declared to merit operational implementation. This report covers the period of the SBIN experiment. The process of moving from a centralized to a decentralized cataloging facility is described in terms of DTIC's experience. Problems which were encountered in the areas of standards, systems, and operating procedures and steps taken to resolve these problems are detailed. The SBIN project evaluation which led to its operational implementation is summarized in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Information processing, *Data processing, *Networks, Experimental data, Catalogs, Automation, Libraries, Technical information centers, Feasibility studies, Requirements, Standards, Resource management, Management planning and control

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE