GOVERNMENT CRYOGENICS DATABASE RECONSTRUCTED AND UPDATED.
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology. , along with the Chemical Propulsion Information Agency, Columbia, Md., and Technology Applications Inc., Boulder, Colo., have reconstructed and updated the database of the former National Bureau of Standards National Bureau of Standards: see National Institute of Standards and Technology.
National Bureau of Standards - National Institute of Standards and Technology Cryogenic cryogenic /cry·o·gen·ic/ (-jen´ik) producing low temperatures.
1. Relating to or producing low temperatures.
2. Data Center. The center, which housed on a mainframe computer a bibliography of cryogenic literature and thermophysical property data that covered 100 years, was discontinued dis·con·tin·ue
v. dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing, dis·con·tin·ues
1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: in the early 1980s.
After a 1997 survey showed there was substantial interest by industry and government researchers in a revived database, the three organizations created a Cryogenic Information Technology Database, available on CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). with over 133,000 document citations. The CD-ROM is planned for semi-annual release with additional citations from current literature. A specialized technical staff has been trained to establish a clearinghouse of cryogenic information, acquire
hard copies of documents, store computerized records of bibliographic data for retrieval and update the record base continuously.
The goal is to establish an information center capable of providing technical analyses, state-of-the-art reviews, enhanced fluid and material property software routines, current-awareness services and Internet accessibility. In other words Adv. 1. in other words - otherwise stated; "in other words, we are broke"
put differently , the renewed database is a one-stop resource for cryogenic documents and technical data.
Information on the Cryogenic Technology Database is available from Eric D. Marquardt, NIST, MS 838, Boulder, Colo. 80303-3337; (303)497-5467; email@example.com.
A paper (no. 52- 99) outlining the database program is available from Sarabeth Harris, MC 104, NIST, Boulder, Colo. 80303-3337; (303)497-3237; firstname.lastname@example.org.