Title and Description Page
Family Background and Education 1
Growing up in San Francisco. Education while serving in the Navy during WWII. Undergraduate and graduate work in psychology at UC Berkeley. Post-graduate internships in clinical psychology.
Beginning to Work in Intelligence 5
Working for RAND Corporation and the US Air Force. Working at SDC and learning about computers. Air Force intelligence system project 466L. Working on other intelligence system projects at SDC.
Gaining Interest in Information Science 10
Developing information systems, including MEDLARS II, MEDLINE, ORBIT, and ELHILL. Attempting to develop fingerprint analysis techniques. Creating the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Becoming manager of Library and Documentation Systems Department at SDC.
Work on Government Committees 16
Participating on COSATI. Sitting on NCLIS. Disagreements within NCLIS. Attempts to establish a National Periodicals Center.
Developing Online Databases 23
Beginning to develop ideas for online information services. Managing SDC Search Service. Founding Cuadra Associates. Publishing the Directory of Online Databases. Creating STAR. Concluding thoughts.