Assessment of Padis Information Storage and Retrieval System: the Case of Paddev Bibliographic Database

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Addis Ababa University


This thesis evaluates the performance of the different technical features of P ADdev IR system from the point of view of professional system users, who are staff members of P ADIS, requirements of development information handling, and the -state-of-the-art development in the IR technologies Features, merits and demerits of different types of databases and database development paradigms are reviewed. The development of IR technologies and IR features of ISIS packages are summarized, which highlights the deficiencies of the existing ISIS-based IR services. Search types and database formats are also discussed as factors of IR system's performance. Establishment, objectives, services and databases of PAD IS are also considered. The new IT-oriented plans of the Development Information Services Division are also discussed. The data analysis and discussion of the existing fettle of PADdev IR system shows its present IR capabilities and what would have been considered to further enhance its performance. On the basis of the conclusions drawn from the different parts of the thesis, long-range and immediate recommendations are proposed.



Information Science