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82 Documentation and Information Science

Includes information management; information storage and retrieval technology; technical writing; graphic arts; and micrography. For computer program documentation see 61 Computer Programming and Software.

Definition

Documentation – The creating, collecting, organizing, storing, citing, and disseminating of documents, or the information recorded in documents. Compilation of Terms in Information Sciences Technology. Florence Casey, ed. Federal Coordinating Council for Science and Technology, April 1970.

Information Science – The study of generating, acquiring, processing, storing, retrieving, disseminating, and using information; and the development of methods for the useful organization of data and dissemination of information. Compilation of Terms in Information Sciences Technology. Florence Casey, ed. Federal Council for Science and Technology, April 1970.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : All facets of documentation and information science theory applicable to the processing, retrieval, and dissemination of aerospace information.

Selective Interest : Documentation and information science methods and procedures of possible application to the processing, retrieval, and dissemination of aerospace information.

Negative Interest : Public or community library procedures and techniques.

 

Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • copyright regulations
  • databases
  • document markup languages (information transfer)
  • document miniaturization
  • document processing
  • documentation
  • geographical information systems
  • graphic arts
  • information retrieval
  • information science
  • information storage
  • information systems
  • internet resources
  • language translation
  • lexicography
  • library science
  • manuals (refer to appropriate category for manuals)
  • mechanical drawing
  • microfiche techniques
  • micrography
  • project documentation
  • reprography
  • Space Station Information System
  • technical writing