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NCJ Number: 89571 Find in a Library
Title: Automated Information System - Planning and Implementation Guidelines - A Monograph for Court Users
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 80-BJ-CX-0032
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America

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: The guide takes the court manager through the necessary steps in assessing the need for an automated information system, defining its requirements, procuring hardware and software, and testing and refining the system.
Abstract: It explains data processing, the systems approach, and elements of a feasibility study. Types of automated systems, methods of acquisition, and cost-benefit analysis are examined. A section on developing and implementing an automated system describes staffing, organization, and planning; software development (method, refinement of conceptual design, detail system design, general systems specifications, and documentation of system); and procurement. Also explained are field testing and modification, implementation and training, ongoing monitoring and evaluation, and refining the system. Figures and 10 references are included. Appendixes give detailed assistance in preparing a request for a proposal and in training staff members in using the computer.
Index Term(s): Court information systems; Court management
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