Title and Description Page
Early Interests in Mathematics and Physics 1
Interest in mathematics and physics lead towards a career in teaching. Meet husband at Vienna University. Relocate to Belgium and train to be a computer programmer at Euratom. Return to Vienna and accept position at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Computer Programmer for IAEA 2
Work under the supervision of Giampaolo Del Bigio and help publish the first INIS Atomindex. Work with incoming INIS data, including checking and production of the INIS master file. Apply retrieval systems, such as IRMS (Information Retrieval and Management System).
Responsibilities at IAEA 5
Implement photocomposition method to IAEA indexes. Help to create IAEA Thesaurus by studying the first Thesaurus, created by Euratom. Input software and help launch system.
Transfer to FAO under AGRIS and Early Operational Glitches 7
Transfer to AGRIS for personal reasons. Handle the computer processing of the AGRIS data. Work on corrections for AGRIS data in Vienna and add numerous programs to system. Personally modify software to be multilingual.
Problems with AGRIS Location and Retirement 16
Debate to move AGRIS to Rome. Motivation drops in Vienna at AGRIS headquarters. AGRIS processing unit closes. Retire due to AGRIS management changes.
Professional Recollections 20
Discuss positive and negative experiences during the time at AGRIS. Thoughts on changes in the information world. Anecdotes on encounters between executives and programmers.