Electronic Reference Library Phase I Report, 1999

(1999) Electronic Reference Library Phase I Report, 1999. Transportation, Department of


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This report describes the first phase in a project to develop an electronic reference library (ERL) to help Iowa transportation officials efficiently access information in critical and heavily used documents. These documents include Standard Specifications for Bridge and Highway Construction (hereinafter called Standard Specifications), design manuals, standard drawings, the Construction Manual, and Material Instruction Memoranda (hereinafter called Material IMs). Additional items that could be included to enhance the ERL include phone books, letting dates, Internet links, computer programs distributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), and local specifications, such as the Urban Standard Specifications of Public Improvements. All cross-references should be hyper linked, and a search engine should be provided. Revisions noted in the General Supplemental Specifications (hereinafter called the Supplemental Specifications) should be incorporated into the text of the Standard Specifications. The Standard Specifications should refer to related sections of other documents, and there should be reciprocal hyper links in those other documents. These features would speed research on critical issues and save staff time. A master plan and a pilot version were both developed in this first phase of the ERL.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Access, Bridges, Computer online services, Computer programs, Construction, Design, Documents, Electronic media, Highways, Information services, Information systems, Internet, Libraries, Manuals, Specifications, Standards, Transportation departments
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Education
ID Code: 21204
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 12:57
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 12:57
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21204