Original Date: 05/20/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Library Project
The Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific revamped and cataloged its technical library to provide a well organized, easy-to-use, up-to-date source of technical publications and documents. The next step toward modernization and continued organization is to put the index on the Intranet Site allowing all personnel immediate access to the most current documents.
In mid 2000, the Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific (MLCPAC) recognized the need to organize, update, catalog, and modernize its technical library so that time would not be wasted in trying to locate and then ascertain the correctness of documents on hand. MLCPAC’s library contained approximately 8,000 documents or pieces of information that are required by engineering and maintenance personnel to develop and maintain maintenance plans and develop specifications or statements of work.
Accomplishing this task with contractor personnel proved to be more daunting than originally anticipated. The original goal was to have this effort accomplished by mid 2001. However, after starting the project, it quickly became evident that the schedule was too ambitious. Good processes and procedures, such as how to classify and code documents, had not been developed prior to starting the work, and were now required before the actual work could begin. Contractor personnel were generalists instead of technical specialists; therefore, they required intense MLCPAC personnel involvement that was not planned or budgeted.
As of May 2002, over 90% of the technical publications and documents have now been updated and cataloged. All documents are clearly labeled, have convenient centralized access, and are uniform in appearance. Labeling and organization goals have been met. The next step is to make the index available to all personnel via the Intranet Site, which will ensure that everyone spends less time looking for information, and the information will be current and up- to-date.
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