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CARD VERSUS BOOK-FORM PRINTOUT IN A MECHANIZED LIBRARY SYSTEM,
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The mechanized information retrieval system at Douglas has been operational for 6 years, with the library bibliographic output produced in the form of 3 x 5 cards. Utilizing the same basic retrieval program, the output is now reformatted to generate a book-form printout. This printout provides six 6 reference points--the corporate author index, personal author index, title index, report number index, contract number index, and accession number index. The procedures followed in developing this format, as well as some of the problems created by the change are discussed. Retraining of both the users and the library personnel was accomplished through a gradual introduction of the new methods. The record files for acquisitions required the 3 x 5 cards so the card printout capability was retained to use in conjunction with the book-form printout. The economics of book-form printout as compared to 3 x 5 cards are examined, along with an evaluation of the new program and its interface with the existing mechanized system. Author
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