Information Management

The physical management of the large volumes of information needed to represent the COB is essentially an information storage and retrieval problem. Although only several years ago the amount of information that required management would have been a daunting problem, this is far less so today. Extremely large storage capacities in secure and fast computer systems are now commercially available. While excellent database systems are also available, none has yet been developed that completely meets the needs of the COB as envisioned. Database system development will continue to be required in order for the COB to be applied maximally. Several centers are now attempting the development of representative databases of this type.

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