MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE RECON CENTRAL, RECONNAISSANCE DIVISION, AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB., WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OHIO
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BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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Information storage and retrieval functions at the Recon Central are partially mechanized by a system composed of peek-a-boo coordinate index cards, a Flexowriter automatic typewriter with an EAM punched card reader input and an automatic peek-a-boo card reader, and various types of copying devices. The stored information is primarily in document abstract form on microfilm chips that are on unpunched aperture cards. The system produces for a search requester lists of retrieved abstract accession numbers with corresponding document titles, and, if desired, enlarged copies of the selected microfilm chips. Recon Central estimates that cost investment in this semiautomated system is about one-tenth that of a fully computerized system giving the same performance in their application.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware