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NCJ Number: 49973 Find in a Library
Title: SJIS - STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - FINAL REPORT (PHASE 3), VOLUME 1 - SJIS DOCUMENTATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
SEARCH Group Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95831
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 7655-99-6049
Publication Number: TECHINCAL REPORT NO 21
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DISCUSSES SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION IMPORTANCE, DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS FOR SJIS, AND DOCUMENTATION EXPERIENCES OF THREE EXISTING JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS. MINIMUM DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS ARE PROVIDED.
Abstract: INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERALLY NEED FOUR TYPES OF DOCUMENTATION: USER DOCUMENTATION, OPERATING SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION, PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, AND OPERATIONS DOCUMENTATION. COMPLETE STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (SJIS) DOCUMENTATION WOULD PROVIDE BETTER UTILIZATION, DESIGN, AND INTEGRATION OF THE SYSTEM, KNOWLEDGE FOR EFFECTIVE CORRECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE SYSTEM, AND SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PLANNING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE NEEDS AND SCHEDULING. THE SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLE AND DOCUMENTATION TYPES ARE DESCRIBED AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION RESPONSIBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS. CRITERIA ARE EXAMINED FOR MINIMUM DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION AND SEMI FORMAL AND FORMAL DOCUMENTATION. THE FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS PUBLICATION 38 (FIPS PUB 38) GUIDELINES FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED AND ASSESSED FOR SJIS DOCUMENTATION USE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE STANDARDS ARE USEFUL FOR DETERMINING THE CONTENT AND EXTENT OF DOCUMENTATION, BUT WOULD HAVE TO BE MODIFIED FOR SJIS. SJIS PROJECTS IN MISSOURI, LOUISIANA, AND FLORIDA ARE EXAMINED ACCORDING TO FIPS PUB 38 GUIDELINES, AND RESULTS SHOW THAT SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE INITIATED DURING THE PLANNING AND DESIGN STAGES AND THAT MANAGEMENT MUST HAVE REAL COMMITMENT TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTATION. THE EXPERIENCES ALSO INDICATE THAT THE GUIDELINES, IF FOLLOWED RIGIDLY, WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF REDUNDANCY ALTHOUGH THEY DO DEMONSTRATE FLEXIBILITY FOR DOCUMENTING MODULAR OR TOTAL SYSTEMS. THE FINAL SECTION CONSIDERS SJIS DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS TO BE USED AS INTERIM GUIDELINES BY SJIS ADMINISTRATORS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN SAMPLE DOCUMENTS FOR SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT OVERVIEWS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PROJECT WORK PLANS, FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS, SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS, AND USER AND OPERATING MANUALS. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems; Florida; Information processing; Louisiana; Management; Missouri
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