MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY, U. S. ARMY EDGEWOOD ARSENAL, EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND
BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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The Edgewood Arsenal Technical Library uses a retrieval system designed and developed for the Library by a contractor. The contractor indexes and processes documents on punched cards, and tapes generated on the Contractors IBM 1401 are converted to Honeywell 200400 tapes for use on EAs Honeywell computer by National Institutes of Health and Army Map Service. Search outputs enable the user to obtain desired items from the Library by use of the pertinent call numbers. The addition of an alphabetic printout capability of the existing system is now in the operational testing stage. The hopes of the designers of the system to provide half-day response to user questions have thus far been frustrated by several factors, including the high cost of operating the system and its low speed.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware