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    Author(s): Francis V. Riedy; Daniel Skelton
    Date: 1998
    Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 138-140.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Every asset, old or new, requires maintenance. Buildings, bridges, roads, dams, utilities and grounds; each requires some degree of maintenance to ensure long life cycles and safe operation. Maintenance is science, art and philosophy. It is science since its execution ultimately relies on most of all the sciences; it is art because seemingly identical problems regularly demand and receive varying approaches and actions; it is above all a philosophy because it must be carefully fitted to the operation or organization it serves and, because of the way it is viewed by its users, will ultimately determine its usefulness.

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    Riedy, Francis V.; Skelton, Daniel. 1998. The development of a computerized maintenance management system at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 138-140.

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