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Family and Education 1
Spending his early life in Italy. His father's work in wine-making in South Africa. Earning his degree in civil engineering from the University of Capetown. Attending the Imperial College at the University of London. Working for Ove Arup and Partners. Becoming a research assistant at the University of Illinois. Accepting a job at the University of Maryland.
Early Work on Information Systems 4
Working at the Bureau of Standards. Information system on tire mechanics. Collaborating with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and using ideas from its information system. Early interest in terminology relationships. Applying for a position with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 8
Taking a leave-of-absence from the University of Maryland to work for the United Nations (UN) in Vienna. Joining the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) project. The political implications of UN work. Nuclear Science Abstracts and early U.S. views of the INIS project. Early champions of the INIS project. Assembling study teams for the INIS project.
The International Nuclear Information System Project 13
The state of INIS when he first arrived at the IAEA. The INIS's initial lack of abstracts. Adopting and adapting the EURATOM's terminology for the INIS. Creating study groups for the terminology of different fields of study. The relationships between terms in the INIS. Adoption of the INIS terminology relationships by the International Organization of Standardization. Rewriting the thesaurus maintenance program for the INIS. Pre-coordination and post-coordination of terms.
Associates at the United Nations 20
John Woolston's development of the INIS system. Edward Brunenkant. IBM and the STAIRS software. Accessing the INIS through hosts. Discontinuing Nuclear Science Abstracts in favor of the Atomindex. Harold Pryor's work on the INIS project. Hans Groenewegen.
The INIS philosophy. Global access to the INIS system. Personal contributions to the INIS system. Developing the Expert system.