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From Databooks to Online Dictionaries and Parts Catalogues



John V. Messina, James A. St Pierre


This power point presentation was presented at the 4th Annual ECCMA Membership Conference at Lehigh University on October 22nd, 2003 during a panel presentation on competitive sourcing, parts interoperability, and inventory visibility in public sector procurement. This presentation looked to provide a brief perspective from over 50 years of parts cataloguing and how adoption of electronic on-line dictionaries helped the electronics industry to better meet their goals of improving supply chain efficiencies.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -


databooks, dictionaries, interoperability, parts catalogues


Messina, J. and St, J. (2004), From Databooks to Online Dictionaries and Parts Catalogues, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created January 5, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017