Accession Number : ADA189750

Title :   The Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET). Foundation for Evolution.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA OFFICE OF INFORMATION SYST EMS AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cotter, Gladys A

PDF Url : ADA189750

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper describes advances which are being made in information retrieval systems to assist end-users and information specialists to overcome the critical barriers which make it difficult for them to exploit the power of these systems. Technology which is being applied to allow users to interact with information retrieval systems with greater ease and more successful results is identified. To illustrate this process, the efforts of the U.S. Defense Technical Information Center to develop and implement an integrated, functional, scientific and technical information network are described. This network was purposefully designed to incorporate both end-users and their information management intermediaries in a complementary manner making them resolute partners in the work and its rewards. The uses of technology modules -- artificial intelligence, expert systems, gateways, user-friendly interfaces -- to overcome user barriers are described. Keywords: Libraries; User barriers; DGIS(Dod Gateway Information System); Networking.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BARRIERS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NETWORKS, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, USER NEEDS, MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE