AUTOMATING CATALOGING FUNCTIONS IN CONVENTIONAL LIBRARIES
ITEK CORP LEXINGTON MA INFORMATION SCIENCES LAB
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Partial automation of processing functions has been achieved. A tape typewriter creates machine-interpretable bibliographic records, which are then processed on a specially designed digital processor, called the Crossfiler. This device makes use of a machine-interpretable natural format, which is a variable field, multilevel, sequential format, using natural text delimiters as machine- interpretable boundary codes. In printout, the Library of Congress format is simulated. The system is presently being implemented in a large Air Force library.
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