Accession Number:

AD0735505

Title:

The Augmented-Catalog Console for Project Intrex. Part II.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The Project Intrex augmented-catalog program consists of a set of experiments to determine how the traditional library catalog combined with an on-line computer system can provide library users with a more powerful, comprehensive, and useful guide to library resources. Part II completes the description of the display-console system specifically designed for the Intrex augmented-catalog experiments. The system consists of several user consoles that are connected to a buffercontroller containing a drum memory and a small digital computer. The buffercontroller in turn is connected by communications lines to a time-shared computer that stores the augmented-catalog data base and retrieval software. The user console has an alphanumeric, refreshed-CRT display which is maintained by the drum memory in the buffercontroller, a typewriter keyboard, mechanical function switches with fixed and dynamically programmable labels, and a light pen. The buffercontroller computer allows the user to do simple operations on the displayed data without recourse to the time-shared computer, thus relaxing the demands on the time-shared computer and its communication lines. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE