Studies in Data System Development: The Air Reserve Records Center.

by Solomon L. Pollack

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A description of the electronic data processing system of the Air Reserve Records Center (ARRC). During its development and implementation, it encountered many problems that other large-scale systems have faced or will face. This memorandum describes solutions to some of these problems and explains several unique and worthwhile features that were incorporated into the Records Center's system. The study first describes the background for its development, including the major steps leading to the current electronic data processing system. It then discusses its special features, and finally compares early proposals with the current system. A description of the electronic data processing system of the Air Reserve Records Center (ARRC). During its development and implementation, it encountered many problems that other large-scale systems have faced or will face. This Memorandum describes solutions to some of these problems and explains several unique and worthwhile features that were incorporated into the Records Center's system. The study first describes the background for its development, including the major steps leading to the current electronic data processing system. It then discusses its special features, and finally compares early proposals with the current system. 58 pp

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