Accession Number : ADA136275

Title :   Functional and Database Architecture Design.

Corporate Author : ALPHA OMEGA GROUP INC HARVARD MA

PDF Url : ADA136275

Report Date : 26 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Much attention and considerable effort has been focused recently on the collection and storage of descriptions of an organization's data and information resources. Some organizations have been quite successful in this collection and storage effort. A different problem, which is more difficult to deal with, has been to provide an easy, effective mechanism for users to access this information once it is stored. This problem generally reduces to determining the existence of information. The Locator and Classifier for Universe Standardization (LOCUS)is a concept which seeks to provide a tool which will aid the user in determining the existence and location of the information about data' (i.e., metadata) which is required to perform some task. It is important to emphasize here that LOCUS is a system which operates on metadata, not data itself.

Descriptors :   *Information systems, *Data management, *Organizations, Management planning and control, Information retrieval, Man computer interface, Dictionaries, Classification, Thesauri, Data storage systems, User needs, Computer architecture, Systems engineering, Systems analysis

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE