Accession Number:

AD0429242

Title:

THE MEDIUM-SIZED INFORMATION SERVICE; ITS AUTOMATION FOR RETRIEVAL,

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Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1963-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A theoretical discussion of the basic elements influencing the organization and operation of a documentation office the type of information, the clientele, the personnel, and the tools and machines is followed by a case study. The operations of a medium-size reference service were automated first by utilizing EAM equipment later, a computer. In the process, the coordinate indexing system was replaced by the ABC ApproachBy-Concept system, permitting manual as well as automatic retrieval. Possible application of this system to large documentation centers is explained. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE