Advanced Neutron Source project information management: A model for the future

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The Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) is a proposed new research facility that will provide steady-state beams of neutrons for experiments by more than 1,000 researchers per year in the fields of materials science and engineering, biology, chemistry, materials analysis, and nuclear science. The facility will also include irradiation capabilities to produce radioisotopes for medical applications, research, industry, and materials testing. This paper discusses the architecture and data flow used by the project, some quantitative examinations of potential cost savings and return on investment, and software applications used to generate and manage data across IBM-compatible personal computers, Macintosh, and Unix-based workstations. ... continued below

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King-Jones, K. & Cleaves, J. December 1995.

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The Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) is a proposed new research facility that will provide steady-state beams of neutrons for experiments by more than 1,000 researchers per year in the fields of materials science and engineering, biology, chemistry, materials analysis, and nuclear science. The facility will also include irradiation capabilities to produce radioisotopes for medical applications, research, industry, and materials testing. This paper discusses the architecture and data flow used by the project, some quantitative examinations of potential cost savings and return on investment, and software applications used to generate and manage data across IBM-compatible personal computers, Macintosh, and Unix-based workstations. Personnel management aspects addressed include providing paper copy to users only when needed for adequate technical review, using graded approaches to providing support for numerous user-needed software applications, and implementing a phased approach to compliance with computer-aided acquisition and logistic support (CALS) standards that allows sufficient user flexibility for performing technical tasks while providing needed data sharing and integration.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96005427

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  • InForum `96, Oak Ridge, TN (United States), 24-25 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96005427
  • Report No.: CONF-960466--3
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 201784
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666959

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King-Jones, K. & Cleaves, J. Advanced Neutron Source project information management: A model for the future, article, December 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666959/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.