MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY, AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABORATORY, L. G. HANSCOM FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
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The Technical Library has developed a unique semimechanized process for the production of catalog cards, charge cards, card pockets, and accessions lists, and a machine-readable punched paper tape record for a future computer- produced book catalog. This system was originally based on a special purpose digital processor, called the Crossfiler, which multiplies catalog card records, inputed on punched paper tape and supplies entry headings for each of the copies. Actual printing is done on a Flexowriter. The Library recently began employing the PDP-1 computer to perform this task and has phased out the Crossfiler. A periodical control system is being developed utilizing the Laboratorys IBM 7044 computer. The library plans to convert its paper tape records to magnetic tape for computer production of a book catalog and computer- run retrospective searches.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware