During the past ten years the Transportation Research Board has been increasingly active in the development of computer-based information services. At present these services include the Highway Research Information Service (HRIS), the Maritime Research Information Service (MRIS), and the Railroad Research Information Service (RRIS). The Board has also assisted in the development of special services for transportation research in progress, highway safety, and transportation noise. In all these services the general objective is to provide the research community with improved access to information about ongoing and completed research activities in the transportation field. The papers and discussions relate to two recent developments that concern all of the modal information services: on-line retrieval access to centrally stored information and network access to information that is stored by any service in the network. The Board has experimented with on-line access since 1969, but not until 1973 was a demonstration project implemented on a national scale to study the effectiveness of on-line retrieval of transportation research information.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 38 p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 00309022819
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM