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Abstract

The materials database demonstrator programme of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) was concluded at a major workshop held at the Petten Research Centre of the CEC, in the Netherlands, in December 1989. The programme began in 1984 with a workshop, also at Petten, to determine the strategy to be followed. A set of 11 European computerised materials databases was used to explore the practical problems involved in the building, operation and application of such systems. During the programme the producers of the systems developed a code of practice for their operation and central systems were created for a common reference vocabulary, user guidance and a directory of information sources. There was a major effort to raise awareness and to determine user opinions with seminars and workshops in every Member State of the European Community. The aims of this workshop were therefore to review the lessons learned from the demonstrator programme, to consider these lessons in the light of what has happened elsewhere and to establish the requirements for follow-up actions.

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Authors: SWINDELLS N, JRC Petten (NL);WATERMAN N, JRC Petten (NL);KRÖCKEL H (EDITORS), JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13153 EN (1990) 122 pp., FS, ECU 11.25
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1942-7
Record Number: 199011794 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en