MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE DMIC, BDIC, RACIC, AND REIC INFORMATION CENTERS OF THE BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, COLUMBUS, OHIO
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BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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Four of the information centers operated by the Battelle Memorial Institute were included in the library mechanization study. The CDC 3400 computer is used for any mechanization although this was not extensive at the time of the survey. A Flexowriter is used by BDIC to produce a monthly list of documents for security classification downgrading and by REIC to produce a monthly accessions list with abstracts and coordinate index, and a semiannual compilation of government-sponsored contracts relative to radiation-effects research. RACIC uses Flexowriter edge-punched cards to produce a security log of secret cards in the file. DMIC uses a Termatrex coordinate index system to store and retrieve references to government-sponsored contracts of interest to the Center. REIC uses a mechanized process to punch EAM cards which are used to produce a listing of clue words and a listing of reports with accession numbers. REIC has also initiated the development of a thesaurus. RACIC has mechanized its listing of clue words and is experimenting with a computer program to produce a clue-word coordinate index from a file of EAM punched cards. All four centers consider that their manually produced and searched files of extracts are preferable to a computerized system. However, they feel that additional mechanization of their printed outputs would be desirable as a time-saving feature wherever it would prove economical.
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