The Bureau of Mines Automated Minerals Information System--amis.
Chap 67 in "Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Ind " PP 740-753 :740-753
The automated minerals information system (amis) is an integrated data base system being developed to support the Bureau of Mines minerals information collection and analysis activities. The system facilitates cross-referencing and integration of domestic and foreign information from a variety of sources. The amis provides a central source of minerals information that is versatile and responsive to the needs of problem and policy analysts as well as supporting the needs of those involved in data collection and interpretation. As the amis becomes fully implemented, it will become an important tool in forecasting and assessing the impact of policy decisions that affect the supply and demand for minerals. This paper describes the amis in detail.
Chap. 67 in "Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Ind.", PP. 740-753