Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Nuclear Safety Information Center
In 1989, the nuclear safety organization undertook an improved program to achieve rapid retrieval of the existing documents and create a specific repository to ensure capture of graphics files, internal correspondence, engineering analysis, engineering records/notes, and meeting minutes. This led to use of a best effort approach to track down critical data and correspondence related to these design features. In addition, the DOE and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) had a need for storage and ready access to pertinent nuclear safety related information that would facilitate weapon system analyses and capture historical information on an ongoing basis.
The Center uses a PC, MS-Windows-based database system called AskSamTM (ver.2.0) to provide image and text management for the Archival Management System. A key attribute to successful implementation of this system has been a bar code assignment to each document received for archival, giving it a unique identifier code which is electronically readable.
Over 42,000 documents have been stored onto the system by a staff of three, and search time for engineers involved in this design change process has significantly decreased.
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